Friday, June 6, 2014

Learning about Maps

Learning about Maps
Week of May 26th, 2014
As we have been exploring trains more, the concept of where to go often is discussed. They know that trains take us places and we often think of many different places we can travel to. Many of the children connect these ideas to recent vacations or to places close relatives live. We often take our trains to Disney World and to Memphis. We decided to explore maps with the trains. The children know that maps tell you how to get somewhere. They were often overheard using words like, “Turn here” or “Go that way now.” When we explored the big map on the wall, the children began using words like, “Go north” or “Now make the train go west.”

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