Simple exploration of maps in preschool

I have a little guy in my classroom that is always talking to me about a treasure he has found here or there and what goes well with treasure? Why a treasure map! Inspired by my little guys interest in treasure and treasure maps, we went on a simple exploration of a broad range of maps…

Simple Maps in Preschool

One of our favorite class maps is our world animal map. We set the map out on the floor to promote discussion about maps and what kinds of information can be found on a map. To introduce the map, Miss Abby played a simple game with our students. The children pointed to something that they would like to know about on the map and then she would read to them any information the map shared such as the name of an animal or the country the animal lives in…

Simple Maps in Preschool

Our Prek students also enjoyed playing the map naming gaming only they preferred to play the game on our world globe…

 

Simple Maps in Preschool

Along with our exploration of maps, the children discovered that there are many kinds of maps. There are treasure maps, world maps, road maps, globes, and atlases…

Simple Maps in Preschool

And every map has things that are the same on them like lines and names of places and colors and yet every map is different too…

Simple Maps in preschool

And we discovered that some people even like to make maps of their homes or classrooms…

Simple Maps in preschool

After exploring so many different kinds of maps, it was time to get a little more creative with our exploration of maps which I will share more about tomorrow!

Simple Maps in Preschool

 

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By |2015-02-23T06:00:28+00:00February 23rd, 2015|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

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