maps: 2 Articles

Camilla, Cartographer

Her whiskers shivered. Her snout quivered. "This," she said, "is uncharted territory." Camilla loves maps. Old maps, new maps, mini maps, skinny maps. Her favorite map is of her forest, and she wonders what it was like before it had been explored and mapped. One morning, after a big snow, her friend, Parsley, needed help finding the creek. All the paths and landmarks were covered in snow. Camilla and Parsley set out to find the creek, make a new path, and create a new map of the forest. Hear author, Dr. Julie Dillemuth, read Camilla, Cartographer aloud. Read a post about helping your child develop spatial awareness by exploring the outdoors here.

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Camilla, Cartographer 2022-03-17T00:09:04-04:00

Mapping My Day

Sometimes I go amazing places in my dreams. I'll draw a map of them for you...tomorrow. Kids love maps! Learning to read and draw maps is a fun and natural way to develop spatial thinking skills — how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Listen as Mapping My Day author, Julie Dillemuth, PhD, reads her book aloud. Follow Flora and her family as she takes us through her day with maps — from breakfast, to school, and even through a dog agility course!

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Mapping My Day 2022-03-17T00:09:55-04:00