Mapology USA with Capitals is a great way to familiarize kids with the states in the U.S. Each kit includes one foam puzzle frame, 46 state pieces, 51 flags, stickers, and instructions. Some puzzle pieces have more than one state printed on them, which is why there aren't 50 pieces. The USA puzzle pieces are cut in the actual shapes of the states. This helps children understand the shapes and relative sizes of the different states as they fit the pieces together to form the map of the U.S. Learning can be fun, and putting the puzzle pieces together is a great way to learn where each state belongs. Once kids are finished placing the states in the correct spaces on the map, they can learn the state capitals, which are printed on stickers. There is a sticker sheet that shows which capital matches which state and includes a fun fact about that state. Place one sticker on each side of the blank flag. Then place the flags in the small slit on each state.
Then kids can go international with Mapology World with Flags! This set includes two foam puzzle frames, 83 country pieces, 65 flags, sticker sets, and instructions. This time, instead of learning about geography within the USA, kids will learn about the countries around the world. Just like the other map, the World map pieces are cut to resemble the shapes of the countries. You also get the blank flags with one side for kids to place a sticker showing the colorful flag of that country, and another side to place a sticker showing the country's capital. This map also has the small openings to place the flags in.
It's a way for kids to expand their minds and learn something new, or even build on what they already know about the world. These maps work memory, help kids practice patience, enhance their problem-solving skills, and offer a fun way to start learning geography.
Mapology puzzles are a great playtime activity for kids 5 and up!
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