posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by Thermo Klein
topo maps are the best tool for teaching young children to read maps.
by showing them the black square that is their house, the neighbors, the local school, where they get ice cream,
the street outside the window,etc.
the road numbers, even east-west, odd north south.
globes are best for geography.
i babysat kids that could pick their home town on a world map before they started school.
with a topo map, some fun games, they learn without making it a painful task.
and knowing how to read maps is part of survival, especially if you lose modern technology.