Without knowing much about it, they decide it’s boring. They’re wrong! Geography is the study of our Earth. It’s fascinating! You can easily show this to your child.
Geography is home, and close to home. You will certainly want your child to know his address. Interest him further by showing him your home street on a map. Now use the map to find familiar places such as school, church, or day care.
What kind of place is home? This, too, is a geography question. Ask your child what she knows about your neighborhood. Which tree is her favorite? Does it snow in the winter in your town?
How many people? How close is your nearest neighbor? How many families live on your block?
What do people eat and wear? What language do they speak? Chances are you live in an area where many different cultural backgrounds are represented. If not, this is a good opportunity to introduce your child to the idea that people speak a variety of languages.
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