Around the World Mazes
What child doesn’t love the challenge of mazes? With Around the World Mazes, your child will travel easily through the busy streets of Venice, journey across the world with increasingly difficult mazes, and then he will reach the most difficult maze of all, a circuit through a small African city.
These colorful mazes allow him the opportunity to practice basic pencil control in an enjoyable, exciting way. And because mazes are naturally absorbing, they help your child acquire the ability to reason, interpret, understand, and concentrate, some of the bedrock essentials for later academics.
Because each culture sets its own standards in terms of modesty, conservative families may want to add a touch of white-out to a page or two. Answers are included.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Size: 9 3/4 x 12
Age Recommendation: 6+
My 5 year old daughter loves mazes. This book definitely challenges her. I taught her to go backwards if she has trouble figuring it out. My reason for 5 stars: the mazes that have people as the "maze" are difficult to see the path. My husband and I actually had trouble deciding if a few of the paths went around a person. Otherwise, it's a great book of mazes.
We got given this book as it was part of the curriculum for his next year and my son loves it. A lot of it is too challenging for him now (4yrs so hes getting it a year early) but he still likes to do it together and is pretty good at going back to his last spot to continue. The reason we got it early is that we are traveling overseas and we love that it has all different parts of the world in each picture and my husband and I have even enjoyed doing them too. As with most usborne books the pictures are fantastic.
What can I say? I am an Usborne nut and this book is another big hit for us. We use the pictures in the mazes to talk about how life is in other countries. My original plan was to trim off the binding and laminate the pages so they would be wipe clean. Sadly, they are too large for a small (8.5x11') personal machine to do at home. I ended up covering the pages in clear contact paper and that worked great. I'm sure a teacher supply store with a large machine could save you the trouble, though.
My 4 year old became a maze fiend, and I added this book to his repertoire. It's very colorful and bright with great imagery. The only downside is that the mazes can get convoluted with too many objects and my son ends up not knowing how to actually do the maze properly because he doesn't know if he can crash through certain things or not (very narrow paths between objects or people). It's a good way to have fun with worldly landmarks and places, my son often talks about the Canadian maze and a few select others that stand out, so overall I'd say it's a win.