>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Here's a fun way to practice continents. I found that Bear knew her continents really well on flat maps, but on a globe, she sometimes had trouble figuring out the difference between the Americas versus Europe and Africa. She wasn't making the distinction between the two masses. So I made a cube with cardboard from our numerous moving boxes, lined the cube with blue paper and printed out the outlines of the continents. Then I put packing tape around the whole thing.
I've been debating whether to get a Montessori continents map. Part of me thinks that I've already been able to teach her the continents just fine without it, but then I see posts like this one at My Montessori Journey and it makes me very tempted to get that map!