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 daughter loves mazes and learning geography so this was a perfect combo!
I almost didn't get this product, I didn't think it was necessary, but I'm glad I did. My 5 year old really enjoys the challenges- I didn't even know she liked mazes. She does need a lot of advice through some pages, but I'm sure with practice she will soon be doing it on her own. I plan to get the first grade book for her when she's done with this one.
Any time my son has free choice, this is his go-to favorite! He loves the mazes! I have to ask him to slow down so he doesn't finish the book too early in the school year!
I had high hopes for this maze book and couldn't wait to give it to my maze loving son, however I'm disappointed in it for 2 main reasons.
1. They are not straight forward mazes that have an obvious beginning and end, some are challenges that want you to do tasks in a certain order without repeating your steps. Most pages my child has no idea where to even start - and this is a kid that is very good at mazes.
2. The mazes require the instructions to be READ, and usually explained, and even worked through with the child for them to understand what they are supposed to do.
My son loves to just grab a maze book and go work on them for hours on his own - but he can't do that with this one. He finds a maze and then asks me to explain it to him, and then maybe decides he doesn't like that one so he wants a different one explained, or doesn't understand and needs help. It makes the process of choosing a maze similar to a child trying to pick a toy at the dentists office - unnecessarily long and drawn out.
Of course I'm not against helping him, but for a 5 year old non-reader it would have been nice to have a maze book that allows more independence. I bought this because I loved the pictures and was hoping to incorporate it into our geography, but the mazes themselves become the distraction of frustration rather than the springboard for fun discussion.
My 5 year old loves mazes and this book is perfect. The mazes are colorful and a little difficult, but she loves the challenge. We expand on the book by looking up the places featured in the maze and watching videos on them.