Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Puzzle Books

While out this week we popped into a local Op-Shop & found this fun book. My kids are still into puzzle books mostly for the fun of working on them while they are listening to audio books or a parent read aloud to them. This book looked nearly brand new & some of the puzzles didn't even look as though anyone had done them before, so for $2 we snagged it.

It's a little reminiscent to the lovely world map we have hanging on our wall which the kids have always loved looking at. It's covered with landmarks & other interesting images that represent what you might find should you be traveling in that region of the world. When the boys were much younger & it was hanging on our dining room wall the thing to do use to be to close your eyes & point to something then find the information about it on the outer edge of the map.  In fact they still use the map today to see if they are write about which flags go with which countries.

This atlas is very much the same littered with the contents of a country allowing you to imagine what things are most popular & common there. I like that it also explains some of those things. The bottom page, the map itself, is the puzzle in this book that you can dump out & put back together. I doubt that the puzzles will be very challenging for the kids, but it may help reinforce a great deal of what they learned last year in regards to where countries are located on the map.. That is if I'm not the one oogling over it!

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