Passing on the magic of world maps from a very early age enhances children’s growth at different levels and in many ways. The best part? Your child can learn with maps by simply colouring them and filling them with recycled materials while having fun during the process.
WORLD MAPS PERFECT TO COLOUR
Why a colouring map?
A region, country or world map re powerful tools that give children the opportunity to grow up with a better understanding of geographical distribution, which enhances their curiosity, eagerness to learn, discover and broadens their minds.
If you stop and think about it, what better way than a colourable world map? Maps help children learn about territorial distribution, ranging from the largest continents to the smallest towns and cities.
It is a learning experience that will be useful throughout their whole life apart from obtaining excellent marks in geography and general knowledge.It would be regrettable indeed to have to travel without knowing anything about geography, climate, or the culture of the place you’ll visit.
Fortunately, there are all kinds of maps to help them from an early age. However, some might seem tedious and difficult for a child to understand, so we have made ours more playful by including the possibility to colour them in.
We can provide you with a world map for kids, a colourable world map with names of countries, states, and provinces or a simple world map to colour presenting fewer difficulties.
To intrigue them and plant the seed of curiosity is our primary goal. It is an incredibly effective method that helps the learning process and familiarization with the world’s territorial and marine borders. Plus, it’s nothing new. Colourable illustrations and drawings have been benefiting the growth of the youngest generations for decades. Speaking of colours, find out why Seville has a unique colour.
The benefits of colouring a map
Develop abstract thinking
A study by Pennsylvania State University in the USA in collaboration with other universities proves that colouring in is an excellent activity to develop abstract thinking and the ability to execute.
Colouring stimulates the left central hemisphere, the zone linked with logical thinking. A Colourable world map will make children form a mental representation of the Earth, the first step for understanding it, whilst developing abstract thinking and the ability to execute actions.
Improvement of motor skills
While an empty world map is coloured in by the children, it sparks their interest in geography and understanding the world they live in and its different cultures, which incites them to investigate independently.
While they are colouring, in fact, they adopt an active role in the learning process; they interact directly with the map; making it easier for them to take in knowledge whilst using different colours, shapes, and names.
The colour distribution in a children's world map requires creativity. They'll imagine what colour to use to paint the different continents, countries, or even seas and rivers.At the same time, they will imagine and relate hundreds of things they have seen and heard before, in children's educational programs, with the parts or areas of the map. What better way to stimulate curiosity and creativity than a beautiful map as a decorative element in your study or room?
Techniques to improve learning with maps
Not all children are the same, so it is necessary to have various maps and strategies.
If a child does not like colouring a world map without names or is already bored with doing so, we can provide them with different options. We always keep in mind generating interest and sparking the curiosity of the youngest in the family.
Some of our maps include the colouring world map with oceans and continents; the physical world map (with different colours for altitude and depth); the world map of the main rivers; the world map with animals.
They are available in black and white, in our gallery of world maps by clicking here.
To stimulate the creativity and interest in the child, we must be creative and search for ways to entertain them while they learn.
Cognitive games and activities with a world map
· Introducing map skills through imaginative games.
· Dramatizing story settings that resemble maps.
· Playing "find the treasure" with maps.
· Finding Mickey's house as well as other fan-favourites on the World Map.
· Turning the map into our neighbourhood or backyard.
· Puzzle map.
· Tracing an adventure route.
· Building a model (3-D map) of our city with waste materials.And the list goes on. Finally, you just need to find the right map for you.
Other inspirational models such as a scratch map or cork map do not limit children to strictly colouring.
This way, they can decorate the maps and stimulate other areas of the brain that go hand in hand with creativity. They will also find all kinds of world maps to decorate any room.
Maps are part of human history.
Without them, we probably would have never advanced this far. It is important to keep them active within our culture and development.
If children can benefit from the process, what are you waiting for your beloved child to begin exploring the world?