Ellie Lichtash

09 March 2018

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Geography & Coins – How Do They Connect? For Young Age Children 3, 4 and 5 years old

Geography & Coins – How Do They Connect? For Young Age Children 3, 4 and 5 years old

Children are fascinated and eager to learn the names of the seven continents, work with the puzzle map for each continent. The puzzle map shows them the shape of the countries in each continent.  The next stage that the child engages is to  replicate the continent maps, draw in the countries and label the names of the countries. This is good writing practice . They love painting in the ocean.

Doing so, we as educators achieved several goals: expansion of concentration time, writing skills, vocabulary and expansion of the child knowledge about the world.

In the classroom we can then follow on an extension for the geographical maps. For example, we talked about the Statute of liberty – The history of the Statue, the geography of the statue. The crown on the statue has seven spokes for seven continents.

Another example where the child’s learning goes beyond the mere facts of geography is the discussion of “Money.” We talked about penny, nickel, dime and quarter and how many penny’s in  a nickel, dime and quarter. Also we talked about the pictures of the people and places on our coins – we showed where do we use the money on which continent.

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