When your child is big enough to understand what a world map is and when he or she can figure out how big world is, it is probably a good time to start teaching your kid a little bit more about the maps. it will be interesting to them to learn more about all those countries, cultures and seas and oceans… One of the good ways to do that is to tell them to draw a world map, and they it would be a good idea if they can memorize all 196 countries in the world.
These are some of the tips which can help you with this matter. Do not show him the map of the world and ask him to replicate it since that way he is not going to memorize it or draw it. That is going to be really hard for him to do, and that is why you need to think of some other way if you want to see the progress. You need to give him some guide lines in order to help him when it comes to memorizing the locations of the countries on the world map.
You have to take your time since it is really not an easy job for a child to memorize so many countries, but with patience and love you are going to get the desired results quite fast. The best would be to start with South America, since it is one of the least complicated continents when it comes to the structure, but if you think that it would be better to start with Europe, maybe that is what you need to do…
Don’t forget to practice, and then practice more, before you practice even more, and eventually your child is going to memorize the map… No matter what way of learning your kid about the world maps you pick, one thing is for sure, he has to draw the map. Drawing and writing about something you have seen or read is the best way of learning, and there is no doubt about that. This way you will be surprised how fast your child is learning.
It is easy to find more interesting ways of memorizing maps and you can do all that on the internet. Play a game with your child which could be like a quiz show in which he has to give you the right answers.
Talk about the capitals, rivers, seas, continents, oceans, mountains… After several months or even weeks, you are going to notice that the progress is great and it will only be a matter of time when your kid is going to learn everything you wanted to teach him about the world maps. Also, don’t forget to buy a world map for his room, so he can look at it every day after he wakes up and before he goes to bed.