One great way to get the kids interested in geography, history, other countries and cultures is to give them puzzles to do. Children prefer getting involved and challenging their mind to simply reading a book or attending a lecture. Puzzles make wonderful children gifts and we are lucky enough to be spoilt for choice. Below are a few of my favorites:
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Know your town or city in detailwith a Personalized Hometown Map Puzzle:
This puzzle features the geographical map surrounding micanopy florida. Your neighborhood is at the center of it all in this personalized map puzzle, created using a new and groundbreaking cartographic data set. This one-of-a-kind gift features a custom map that slowly reveals itself piece by piece as you assemble your neighborhood, starting with familiar areas and discovering new ones along the way. Be warned, there is no traditional guide print included-the fun, and the challenge, comes from identifying familiar landmarks and building out from there. (We’ll look the other way if you decide to consult an online map for a hint.) From any starting point, we’ll create a 400-piece puzzle of a six-by-four-mile area. A house-shaped piece in the center represents the address you choose, and gives you an easy starting point. The map shows main roads, contour lines, water features, vegetation, and notable buildings. It makes a great gift for anyone who wants the challenge of learning how places in their local community fit together.