Printable World Map makes Learning Countries around the World Easy for Kids
We need printable world map or an atlas when teaching kids where countries are located around the world. Map of different continent is useful when children need to do research for their project work.
Tips for Teaching Children about Countries using World Atlas
Explain the world is divided into continents.
Focus on one continent at a time.
Identify some countries familiar to them. Find out where the countries are located on the map. They can color the countries with different color for ease of identification on the map.
Research information about each identified country such as weather, population and language. Include brief history and geography about those countries.
Test kids by getting them to identify location of countries using a blank map.
You may want to cut the printed colored copy of map into pieces. Use it as jigsaw puzzle game.
Printable Maps of Asia and Europe (with countries labeled)
Start with maps that have countries labeled on it. This makes it easy for children to identify where are the countries in each continent.
Map of Asia –
Identify the different countries in Asia.
Map of Europe –
There are many countries in Europe. You may want the children to color the countries with different colors for ease of identification.
Maps of USA (with states labeled)
United States of America consists of many states.
Maps of Central America, North America and South America with countries labeled
America is a big continent. Segregate this huge continent into central, north and south helps kids to learn about America easier.
Map of Central America
Map of North America
Map of South America
Printable World Map - Blank
This map gives kid an overview of the entire world. Get them to identify the location of continents and countries with this blank world map.
You can keep these printable maps. Use them for reference when necessary.
We always refer to world atlas if we happen to read about countries and places during our bed time reading with the children. I find this simple act spurs the kids' interest to want to learn more. Do try it out.