There is something about maps that I absolutely love—perhaps the allure of places I’ve never been or navigating the way to get there. Maybe I love the art of cartography and the many ways maps can be depicted. Whatever the reason, I know one of the few wishes I had for children was for them to have a curious love for travel and learning about new places like my own. So I had purchased this incredible atlas called Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski the year Braxton was born. It’s a modern, kid-friendly, engrossing education on geography and places that we now keep in our living room for constant reference.
This App called Stack The States is a game I’ve had on my iPad for years, designed to teach State memorization and trivia. My three-year-old started playing it this past year without knowing what he was doing. I started playing with him and before I knew it he had memorized all 50 states and their locations. We have since moved on to Stack The Countries.
It has been so fun engaging his sponge-like mind with every possible source of information on the states and countries. It’s unbelievable how much he has picked up and how many references we find in our everyday lives. Whatever his fascination with geography right now, I am capitalizing on it as much as possible.
Perhaps we should all learn geography at this young age when our minds are so ripe and pliable?
Braxton’s loves right now are cars (as always) and the states and countries. Well yesterday, his little mind wondered an obvious three-year-old question, “how will the countries sit and watch my cars race? And how will they wave their flags?” (Thinking about the Cars movies and how fans watch from the stands). And somehow my tired mom-brain came up with the answer. So here we are, setting up our countries for race day.
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting everyday life–revealing what authentic, adventurous and lovers of life we all are.