Around the World Mazes
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.
From the Publisher:
Travel from the Amazon and the Antarctic to the Himalayas and Hollywood with this entertaining selection of mazes from across the globe. Each maze is more challenging than the last, from taking a ramble in Rio de Janeiro to touring the Norwegian fjiords or finding your way in a Moroccan market. All the answers are at the back of the book.
Author: Sam Smith
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Size: 9 3/4 x 12
Age Recommendation: 6+
review by One Luckey Wife
”In this amazing book, Around the World Mazes, there are so many different places to go through while having the enjoyment of mazes. The best part is that this book is filled with hours of places to talk about.”Read the Review
This book doubles as logic (solving the maze) and an intro to social studies as it sometimes references specific places in the world, so you could easily build this out into other activities if you wanted. Always make sure you check the info for each puzzle as some mazes have specific rules.
We used All Around the World Mazes weekly as part of the Kindergarten curriculum. Some of the mazes were challenging for my 5-year-old and he needed help, but he definitely was glad to do them every time. The artwork is fun. For each maze we talked about the place it represented and looked up pictures and videos on-line to learn more. I also enjoyed learning about places/landmarks I had never heard about before. I would recommend this maze book to others, it's worth the price!
My son LOVES mazes and we were so excited to see this in our Kindergarten curriculum! We leave it out and he just grabs it and flips through it whenever he wants. Love it!
I wouldn't say this helps solidify any geographical concepts or even gives a lot of insight into culture... it isn't even a great maze book. Now... if you are looking for a book that lightly touches on all of these, than this will do great. I wouldn't say it is challenging in any aspect, but it is interesting to look at, so it is entertaining, just not quite educational enough for me.
I am considering getting a second one of these books because my 4 year old loves it just as much as my kindergartener!