Have a kid who loves studying geography or different cultures? Want to spur on that love for learning about our world? Last year when we were studying world geography my girls fell in love with the people of the world and their cultures.
Since then they are almost always excited to find a new book, video, or game that tells them more about the world around them. Do you have a geography lovin’ kid too? Here are several geography gift ideas that are sure to please.
Geography Board Games
Large World Maps
Before you wave this one off, don’t just think about the typical wall-mounted world map. Think creative! Like a world map for the bathtub, an interactive world map that tells cool facts, or a scratch-off map that your kid can use to keep track of each of the countries he/she studies.
Geographical Activity Books
Looking for something for your child to do in the car or work on quietly? These geography-minded activity books might fit the bill for hours of fun and learning—Flags Around the World Sticker Book or Around the World Coloring Book.
To a geography loving kid, atlases are like gold mines. A few classics include the National Geographic Kids Beginner’s World Atlas, the regular National Geographic Kids World Atlas, and this beautiful book of maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska.
Fun Geography Reading
Besides these life-long classics, there are several just-plain-fun geographical reads like this Horrible Geography Series which is sure to inspire a comic-enthusiast, the If You Were Me and Lived In…series which provides a more authentic cultural spin on different countries, or Lonely Travel Kids books which provide short snippets of all kinds of interesting facts about each country.
As you can see, whether your kid enjoys games, books, or other hands-on activities, these geography gift ideas are sure to keep your geography loving kid inspired to learn more about the world and the people in it.
Which ones will you choose to try first?
Looking for even more gift ideas? Check out these 2018 Christmas Gift Guides compiled by the iHomeschool Network (iHN).