Here is a simple and effective tip for teaching children cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west).
This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located. Level: Kindergarten – First Grade Time: 30 minutes Materials: Paper and pencil How the Sun Shows Direction The way to a […]
Hurricanes are frightening events, and the confusions and lack of understanding of what’s going on can add to the stress. Sesame Street offers a toolkit that comes with videos, tips for parents, and activities to help parents explain the concept of hurricanes to kids (see also the Sesame Workshop page on […]
A fun way for kids to learn children on the iPad is the 123 World Geography app. The application teaches geography through animation, the use of Google Maps, and voice overs in English, Spanish, French, and German that announce the names of the countries. Kids can also color various maps […]
Mapstats is filled with games to teach kids about concepts relating to geography and statistics. Activities include a game about farming, logistics, mapping, and the graphic display of statistics. The hosts of the games are two characters a globe called “Globie”, and a chart called “Stixie.” The site is from […]