Beginning Geography is a workbook that introduces early geography skills to young children. It’s based on the National Geography Standards and the 93 reproducible practice pages cover beginning map skills, landforms and bodies of water, continents and oceans and an introduction to animals around the world. This book includes two fold out maps to help children learn geography terms.
The book is divided into four sections:
Section 1 - Map Skills
Section 2 - Landforms and Bodies of Water
Section 3 - Continents and Oceans
Section 4 - Around the World with Animals
Benefits to using this product:
- Multi-level for families with more than one child in grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade.
- Affordable reusable curriculum that can be passed on from student to student. (can also be used as a nonconsumble book) - Lessons can be completed independently or with teacher instructions with younger grades.
Our thoughts and opinions:
This book is wonderful for introducing basic skills my children need in learning about geography. The book covers everything your child needs to learn beginning geography skills that they can carry on when pursuing further study on Geography in upper grades. What is great is that you can expand on lessons by adding a reading list of books on oceans, continents and world animals. Still, the book is wonderful as a curriculum for your young child’s introduction to geography. With this book, my children learned how to read a map by using concepts that were age appropriate. I like that each lesson builds on skills previously learned in the book. During this month, my youngest learned map directions, places on a map and reading a map key.
My youngest son “Turtle” who is a preschooler, with my instructions was able to complete most of the first section on map skills. The book was a prefect fit for my youngest son who wanted to learn geography.
There are not many books are there for the younger grades and this book made the grade! Turtle enjoys the book so much that we have decided to use this book for his Geography studies this Fall when he begins Kindergarten level.
My oldest son “Godzilla boy” was able to use this book to reinforce geography skills he needed improvement on. He found out map skills that we had not covered before which was great!
The book kept his interest and his favorite sections in the book were: Continents and Oceans which covered facts about each continent and on Around the World with Animals which introduces animal life around the world. He loved the reproducible maps that included each continent’s animal and lists the animal’s habitat. My son noted that he only wished there was more to the last section in the book on Animals.
We recommend this book to begin your children’s introduction to geography. This book is a part of Timberdoodle's Core Curriculum series! It’s reasonably priced at $10.95 and is available for purchase at the Timberdoodle site.
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Legal Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.