The plate is still very attractive and loved by younger children.
The border of the Map plate is filled with useful facts and information that kids will love to learn. For example, the highest mountain in the world, the coldest continent and the biggest ocean. (Read more to get ideas about how you can get the most of this map plate.)
For children 5-10 years old:
- Discuss the concept of the Earth actually being like a ball or a sphere and how the Equator "divides" the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
- Identify the Seven Continents by the 7 different colours. ie. yellow is North America, pink is South America, green is Africa, red is Europe, purple is Asia, orange is Australia and white is Antarctica.
- Identify the World's Five Great Oceans. ie. the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern/ Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
- Talk about where the child was born and where their families were born, for example parents and grandparents and show those places on the map.
- Discuss what languages people may speak in different countries
- Ask your child is Europe north or south of Africa? Is Australia east or west of New Zealand?