“Where on Earth would I go?”

“Well check the globe and make a random choice or better go to that secret place you always wanted to go!” inner self’s voice, responding. Having a full schedule with school newcomers and teen rebels for no cause at all, I do need a whole month to find my way to my regular routine. Working full time at my school means being there for everyone and deal with everything. Summertime is gone, no more fun or sleep, life is the way it is, and escaping while daydreaming is a temporary enjoyment. So, traveling somewhere in the globe, with a backpack and no worries seems a good option!

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Studying seems to be an insurmountable task for my students and their mind is on maps, countries, and traveling!  I got the idea of searching for books related to traveling and here I am! Enjoy books on traveling, maps that can help your kids to escape reality and travel through the magic pages and illustrations. Well, daydreaming replaces traveling for a while but don’t stay glued to it, dare to travel, set a goal and make it happen! Going places is the best medicine to every day’s craziness.

Till next month’s Rock Post, make things happen and get to know which direction suits you the best!

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In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street–all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town–all the way back to their room–on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation.

 

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Children will gain a whole new understanding of the world we live in with this fun, first-look at geography. This engaging picture book is like a mini virtual globe for kids! Starting in their bedrooms, children will travel outside for a look around the streets of their neighborhood. Then, they’ll zoom out for a bird’s eye view of their town, city, suburb, and countryside. They’ll move out even further for a view of the states, the country, and the different continents. The next stop is space, for an exciting look at our solar system and universe!

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This book provides kids with a very simple introduction to the compass rose and to each of the four main directions of north, south, east, and west. North and south are described as cold since the very top and bottom of the map are near the north and poles. East is described as the place where the sun rises, while West is described the place where the sun sets. There is a glossary on the last pages of the book with definitions of some of the words in the book. This book includes appealing photographs on each page. This would be a good book to read before diving into lessons about the compass.

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The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps–the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain, etc.); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us (“Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in!”).

follow-that-mapMaps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city, and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.

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4 thoughts on ““Where on Earth would I go?”

  1. Nice collection of travel books. I think it’s a great idea to keep map reading skills alive. So many kids today will be getting their directions off of their talking phones, but maps are much more fun!

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