- Developing map reading and spatial thinking skills
- Engaged in Social Studies
- Improve learning process
Maps are a valuable learning tool. A good way to make Social Studies fun and interactive is by letting children play with interactive maps. Studies have found that children are more engaged while learning about history and geography through interactive map than with normal textbooks since lesson requires participation from the student. Furthermore, interactive maps can be used anywhere, and they are a great source of entertainment. For example, the Learn and Climb’s United State Interactive Map is one of many interactive map toys that use sounds and buttons to get a child’s attention while giving history facts. Interactive maps test a child’s knowledge on different subjects by giving questions that require the children to work with the maps. It is a visual aid for educators and parents to give context to history books. It lets the child explore and be interested in Social Studies.
Map reading and spatial thinking skills are developed while working with interactive maps such as the Learn and Climb’s United State Interactive Map. There many activities educators and parents can do with these interactive maps such as find the state or name the capitals of each state. Children benefit from these hand-on activities recognizing geography and learning topography and history facts. A child exercises their spatial thinking making connections between the location with the information the interactive map narrates. They get to trace routes and make their own adventures as they explore every city, state, or country. With the Learn and Climb’s United State Interactive Map and similar maps, children learn more than 700 facts about state size, population, fun facts and so much more.
Another benefit to interactive maps is thar children are entertained with interactive maps allowing improvement in the learning process. The lessons become more enjoyable. With interactive maps a child is able to use thar imagination to visualize history facts. Helping them to memorize better history dates and figures as well as do better in geography education. Children get to be part of the lesson by finding, comparing, and explaining the geography of the maps. Overall improving their knowledge in Social Studies. A child can initiate the play with interactive maps toys at any time and learn a little more each time. Plus is fun to play with maps!