On a recent trip to Philadelphia to visit my sister, my daughter, Ava, asked "Are we still in Lititz?" We had been driving for an hour and half and the city skyline was quickly approaching. I wondered how she could think that we were still in our hometown. With young children, I’m learning, there is a disconnect between places. I thought that the long car ride would indicate that Lititz and Philadelphia were far apart, but it’s not travel time and not even looking at a map. For young children, "sense of place" plays a big factor in how they perceive the world and relate what they learn to their own world. Most perceptions are based on their relationship to home.
As homeschoolers, you have the opportunity to relate your studies to your children’s world, building a better understanding and application of the formal subjects. I found this map coloring activity online. It’s simple and you can use as much or as little detail as you want, depending on the age of the your child. Here are the steps:
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By Lexi Detweiler
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