Hunter has been learning geography, and he absolutely loves it. In fact, I can’t get away with putting him to bed unless we get out our little flags and point to each one on the map that hovers over his toddler bed. “Silly Mommy, we forgot to do our countries!” he will tell me if I forget.
I know that in Montessori preschools, they teach children the names of the continents. Public schools’ Kindergarten geography standards say that the child must know that a map or globe is a representation of the world.
I then thought it would be a good idea to use the visual aid of flags and teach him the flags and the locations of each country at once. I simply hold up the picture of the flag when I point to the country: “this is Brazil” I say, as he looks at the flag, then looks where my finger is pointed.
This teaching time takes less than two minutes a day. And it is a very fun, stress-free two minutes as well.
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”Psalm 24:1
Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old