Want to Improve Your Child's Geography Skills?
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Like most kids, my preschooler loves exploring! It’s just that given her age and size, all she does explore is my kitchen cabinets to find hidden cookies…
And oh, she is an adventurer alright! You should see her when she is on a messy adventure with the Nutella jar. The sight is enough to make me silently promise to myself not to buy that damned chocolatey thing EVER again.
Now like most moms (at least I’m hoping I’m not the only one!), I have lost count of the number of times I’ve shouted ‘What on Earth are you up to?’, so it only makes sense that I tell her ‘what on Earth’ she should be doing that does not involve the kind of exploring and adventures she’s usually involved with.
Enter these 7 exciting preschool geography games, and I’ve got my little explorer hooked for hours on an end…that too without any cookies or Nutella jars in the picture!
And what’s more, she gets to learn some pretty amazing facts about Mother Earth in the process.
This is a fun activity where you and your little one can make a map showing his favorite neighborhood locations. They could be a pet shop, an ice-cream parlor or a nearby park.
Take a big sheet of paper and first make a small house that marks your home. Now begin with the nearest location. Ask him to draw small arrows to show the path that leads to it. If it is a park, you can tell him to draw it and color it green.
In a similar way, let him add his favorite places in the neighborhood. Use different color markers to draw arrows for different locations.
When the neighborhood map is ready, you can consider getting the masterpiece laminated. I got my little one’s laminated and now she takes it along every time she goes out, even if that trip is to the park that is hardly 100 steps away from our home!
All you need for this cool game is a preschooler you’ve allowed to stay up past bedtime, an inflatable pool, some pillows and a blanket, and of course, a clear night sky.
I know it’s hard to let your little one stay up till the stars come out (because come on, putting up with her shenanigans during the day is more than enough), but if you really want her to learn a thing or two about those mysterious little lamps in the sky, you gotta give this a try.
So on a clear night, just take out your inflatable pool and set it up in the backyard. Throw in some pillows and a blanket and get ready for an exciting time with your little stargazer!
Once she is literally star-struck, move on and show her different constellations. In my case, this constellation guide proved to be super helpful.
Next morning, help her recall the names of different constellations and their shapes. You can even help her draw them on a paper and that will be her very own constellation guide.
Download your free copy of the Atlas Mission and let your child play this award-winning educational game. Your child will become better at geography without even realizing it!
This exciting outdoor game lets your preschooler have loads of fun, and while it can get a bit messy, his enthusiasm and sunny smile will make up for it.
Take a large aluminum container and place it in your backyard or any other outdoor space where you wouldn’t have to spend an entire evening cleaning up after the activity gets over.
Collect some sand and keep a jar of water with blue food coloring handy. If you have a few miniature boats, mocktail umbrellas and shells, you can use those too. Now get down to the task of creating a beach in the aluminum container.
Let him put all the sand on one side of the container to show land and cover the rest with blue water. Help him in decorating the beach with mocktail umbrellas, shells, tiny dolls or even animals and let the miniature boats sail in the sea.
All around us, there are scores of things that tell us where exactly they’ve come from, if only we’re attentive enough! Yes, I am talking about the ‘Made in xyz country’ labels that most of our belongings have.
Who knew these nondescript little tags on the objects around us could actually give excellent geography lessons to our little ones? Well, all you need to do is ask your kiddo to grab some of his favorite things. It could be a t-shirt, a toy car, a pair of shoes or simply a chocolate bar.
Now begins the ‘where do you come from?’ game.
Just take one object at a time and let your little one ask – “Where do you come from?” Now look at the label that tells its country of manufacture and let your child know where it actually came from.
You can also tell him a few interesting facts about each country of manufacture.
Explain different landforms to your preschooler using pictures. If you live near a mountain, great; if not, you can show him his pile of Legos and tell him a mountain mostly resembles it in shape.
If you are somewhat like me, your pile of unwashed laundry would do the job too.
And what better way to teach your little one the concept of volcanoes than a choco-lava cake! Just bake a small cup-cake sized one and let your preschooler watch with excitement as the gooey molten chocolate flows out from the brown mound of sheer temptation!
That is, if you don’t gobble it up first like I did.
So anyway, I made another one and explained the concept of lava flowing out of a volcano with it. This time, my little monster devoured it before I could make out what was happening. She has a sweet tooth bigger than mommy’s!
All preschoolers love to hop, so for once, let’s put all that hopping to some good use.
All you need is a chalk, a little artistic genius to draw a not-so-detailed map of your country roughly divided into different states, and of course a clear area on the floor to draw the map.
Starting with your home state, let your child hop from one to another. Let her know the names of the states she hops through.
This game is an excellent way to make your child memorize the names of different states of your country.
This is a super fun game to get your little explorer acquainted with faraway lands. Get a globe and let him spin it for a while because that is exactly what he’s going to do.
Once he’s done with all the spinning, it is your turn! Spin the globe and ask your child to stop it with a finger. Once the globe stops, tell him the name of the continent or ocean where his finger is resting.
Repeat it multiple times till he gets a good enough idea of all the continents and oceans. You can make this activity more interesting by showing him pictures of different animals that are native to different continents.
So have fun with your little explorer with these exciting preschool geography games to give him a new insight into the planet we call home!
And while you are at it, be sure to also download the Atlas Mission so that your child can learn all about the different countries and cultures that our game takes them to!
P.S. Did you know that the Atlas Mission is the only educational game that teaches your child ALL the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century?
It covers both core skills like reading, writing & STEM, as well as 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, problem solving & coding.
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Atlas Mission – the new educational game for 3-7 year old children that increases their awareness of other countries and cultures.
Pooja Jain creates educational content for the Atlas Mission. She is a mother of two sweethearts, a travel enthusiast and a self-proclaimed singer. On days she’s not busy running after her little humans, you can find her reading fiction while downing copious amounts of coffee.
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The Atlas Mission improves preschool and kindergarten coding skills with the help of a fantastic game involving kangaroos in the great Australian outback. The game teaches kids how to:
And obviously, all this is done in a fun, kid-friendly, and age-appropriate way meant for preschoolers and kindergarteners!
Coding is not just about learning how to create software or apps - at its very core, it involves learning to think like an engineer.
That's why we also have a large number of other fun games designed to help your child learn some of the key skills that engineers have - logical thinking, problem solving, learning through trial and error, etc.
So with the Atlas Mission, instead of boring curriculum focused lesson plans and worksheets, your little explorer gets to both learn the core principles of coding and develop the mindset of an engineer with the help of games and activities that are amazingly fun and engaging!
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Retired teacher Luci Bultman from the U.S. loves how the Atlas Mission helps kids learn complex educational concepts while having fun and enjoying the adventure.
Dr. Melissa Fry from Australia loves how each game in the Atlas Mission helps her daughter learn by building upon the knowledge obtained from the previous games.
Helen Secrette from the U.K. loves Atlas Mission's parent-controlled timeout feature and how kids don't realize that the timeout is actually controlled by their parents!
Dr. Liz Aumand Wilson from the U.S. loves how engaging the Atlas Mission is and how her daughter has been able to connect with the game.
Simon Avril from France loves how the Atlas Mission improves kids' reading skills and how it gradually becomes more challenging as the child gets better at reading.
The Atlas Mission includes a unique Eye Robot feature that periodically asks your child to stop playing the game and instead perform a number of fun eye exercises that he or she will love!
This helps to significantly reduce the possibility that children are going to cause excessive strain on their eyes while using a digital device.
The Atlas Mission is the ONLY educational game meant for children that is designed to minimize strain on their eyes in this manner.
Many of the stories present inside the Atlas Mission ask children to apply what they have just read in the offline world.
For instance, if they encounter a story on English afternoon tea, they will be given a recipe for making homemade English scones with jam and cream and encouraged to bake their own English scones (with your help of course)!
Studies show that giving real-life context to what children are reading helps to significantly improve their reading skills.
Atlas Mission is an extremely engrossing game that your child will absolutely fall in love with.
However, kids should spend an equal amount of time in the offline world – playing with their friends, getting their hands dirty with paint, and generally just being kids!
Atlas Mission has an anti-addiction timeout built into it. Once your child has crossed the time limit that you’ve set, the game gets locked and can only be accessed again the next day.
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