Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review and Giveaway: A Child's Geography, Explore His Earth

When I decided to homeschool my children based on the Charlotte Mason method, anything that was classified a living book was a new and exciting find. Especially if it is a book teaching a subject that you normally don't think of as interesting! For me growing up, geography was not that interesting to me. I wasn't very good at it. So I really wanted to find a book that would teach geography to my own children in an interesting and fun way. I didn't want to overwhelm them, and have a book present it in dry boring facts.

When I stumbled across "A Child's Geography, Explore His World" by Ann Voscamp I was thrilled! I sent the link to my Mom and had her look at it also. A geography book geared at the elementary ages, that is considered a living book sounded to go to be true! I was excited to be given a chance to review it, and I am still just as delighted with it!

Here is what the company has to say about the book:

Thus this project, a "living" geography primer for grammar age students, (gr.1/2--gr.6/7). “A Child's Geography: Exploring His Earth” is about getting to know what's under our feet, over our heads and in the world around us-the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere-and then how to get around this world-maps, latitude and longitude. Do you know how many gallons of water float in a cloud over our head-how far it is to the center of the Earth-what causes magnificent auroras, God's love lights-how God used the Flood to puzzle our planet into different shifting plates? Well, hop on board to experience Adventures for the Inquisitive Child-and every excursion glorifies our breathtaking Creator!

The chapters are just the right length for elementary ages. The pages are high quality, glossy pages that look like they will hold up under the wear and tear of children handling the book. Pictures abound in the book, making it interesting for younger children, and easier for them to follow along. This is not your dry, boring geography book consisting simply of latitude and longitude lines. Your children will stay intrigued as they discover the many interesting facts about our earth, and how God created the earth to function in just a certain way. Everything presented in the book is from a Christian perspective, and is a great tool to strengthen your child's faith in God.

With the book comes a CD-ROM that includes reproducibles such as copywork passages, copywork templates, postcard templates, quizzes, world and continent maps, and more!

If you are interested in having your first-sixth grade children learn geography in an exciting way, this would be be the book to purchase!

Buy It!
You can buy "A Child's Geography, Explore His Earth" for $32.95

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