My World and Globe

This kit wasn’t in my geography plans to begin with, but it was only $2 at the thrift store brand new. I love the thrift store! The kit includes a book with a basic introduction to geography, the oceans, the continents, etc., an inflatable globe and stickers to put on the globe as you read.  It’s been a fun addition to our studies.

DK First Atlas and Usborne Sticker Atlas of the World

I knew we couldn’t just read this DK First Atlas. My kids would never retain any of the content without something visual and interactive.

So, for Canada, I found the image of a maple leaf, a hockey player, a totem pole online. For the USA, I found the Hollywood sign, a wheat combine, the capital building, etc. I was going to make colored stickers of these images so we could cut them out and put them onto a world map as we read about the places where they are. I even bought sticker paper for my printer and, for a day or two, spent all my free time downloading the images for North and South America. But as I was shopping for other books on Amazon, I came across this sticker atlas. It represents the exact concept of what I was trying to accomplish on my own!

So, using this book for stickers instead of making my own, we will read through our atlas like we planned, but find the stickers for that part of the world from this book. There aren’t stickers for every image I would have chosen and some of the images on stickers aren’t talked about in the atlas we are reading, but I think this book will provide plenty of colorful, ready-to-use stickers to correspond to what we will read from our First Atlas and it saves me from doing all that work myself.