Geography puzzle games can make learning world geography fun. In the long process of putting the puzzle together, children learn about states and cities. They memorize countries and capitals.
Puzzle games have many benefits: children not only learn about geography as they put the puzzle together, but they also build motor, cognitive, language and problem solving skills.
There are geography puzzle games for children as young as 4 years old. Usually puzzles for older children include a larger number of smaller pieces and more complex color patterns. A geography puzzle can be good fun and boost your child's self confidence. For example, your child can work on a huge puzzle project that needs a whole floor to build. He or she can also glue the pieces together and hang the puzzle on a wall.
GEO Toys geography puzzles
GeoPuzzle World Puzzle
The GEO Toys geography puzzles
(ages 5 and up) won the Dr Toy Award. They introduce children to world geography and they also offer puzzles covering the Asian, North American, South American and European continents. Puzzles include:
- World GeoPuzzle
- Geopuzzle U.S. and Canada
- Geopuzzle Latin America
- GeoPuzzle Europe
- Geopuzzle Asia
- Geopuzzle Africa and the Middle East
USA map puzzles
Melissa & Doug has the Wooden USA Map Puzzle
(for ages 5-7) and the World Map Puzzle
(for ages 6 to 10). The USA puzzle is a great way for children to learn about states and cities by putting the puzzle together. In no time, children memorize cities and states and even learn about facts about each state.
For older children (for ages 8-15), there is the USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle
. This puzzle contains more pieces (500 pieces), thus requires more skill to assemble. As kids spend hours putting the puzzle together, they learn to solve problems and to localize cities they may never have heard of before.
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