Timberdoodle sells a lot of fun products for teaching geography.
The book begins with very simplistic directional skills using relatable “maps” of bedrooms and playgrounds.
From there, Beginning Geography progresses to schematics of neighborhoods and wilderness lands, introducing map symbols and keys and how to use them.
It includes a couple of vocabulary sections with games to facilitate learning. Abby’s older brothers got in on the action, too…
… and learned something new in the process.
The book comes with a couple of full-color posters, which our kids love!
And all the activity pages are reproducible, so one workbook can be used for several students.
That’s always a plus for our big family!
Although it covers a broad range of topics, including landforms, bodies of water, continents and oceans and distinctive features of each, Beginning Geography is just that: the beginning.
Evan Moor has six more levels of Daily Geography workbooks beyond this introductory book.
Timberdoodle carries all of them. They gave us the first book in exchange for this honest review, but I can already see that my kids are going to want to continue the series once we’re finished with the introduction. And in my book, that kind of enthusiasm is something I want to encourage!