Montessori Map Work

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Books

Image of Montessori Map Work, featuring outlines of continents with images of native animalsReview By JESSICA ALMY

I’d love to hear what folks in the Montessori community think of this new board book, which teaches preschoolers the basics about continents. (Please leave your thoughts in the comments!)

The book is visually appealing, with pages for each continent that feature native animals and a textured outline on the map for small hands to trace. The back cover folds out to show a map of the world and asks: “Where do you live? Where will you visit?”

At age 8, my kiddo is too big for this book (which I received as a review copy), but she loves maps and I can imagine this book would have appealed to her when she was younger. I like that the book brings animals into the curriculum. The emphasis is on mammals, depicting the characteristic megafauna from each continent, but also includes a bald eagle, toucan, penguin, albatross, cockatoo, swan, and cobra.

Ages 3 to 5.

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