When you have visual learners, you really have to think outside of the box. You have to find a way to make them visualize what they are learning and leave an imprint in their brains for them to recall later. All while making it fun. That’s a tall order to fulfill for any homeschool mom.
10 Ways To Use A Disney Map In Your Homeschool
- They’re fun! Who doesn’t like lingering over a map of the Magic Kingdom while imagining you’re there? Adult or child. It’s always fun especially on a tough day. Use the map to see how far it is from Pirates of the Caribbean to Dumbo. Call it a math lesson.
- Got an upcoming trip to the most magical place on Earth? Maps are a great way to plan your itinerary before you go. With the new Magic Bands allowing you to get Fastpass+ in advance, a map would be most helpful in deciding what times to get them. This makes for great critical thinking moments.
- Crafts! Put them in your scrapbook with all of your other Disney mementos. Have you seen the homemade coffee tumblers and coasters on Pinterest?
- Use them to teach map skills. Seriously, you can teach lots of great things about reading a map with one of these. Bonus points with your kids for making it fun.
- They are constantly changing. Every time Disney changes something in the park, the map changes. When they changed Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, the map changed dramatically. You can compare old and new maps to build positive episodic memories.
- Going to an event next year? Ask for one of the event maps from this year to get a sneak peek of how it’s set up. Night of Joy 2014? Ask us for a Night of Joy 2013 to see where the stages are set up. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot Food and Wine Festival, etc. all have their own maps. We attend all these events and have a limited supply of maps from the event. The only drawback is once we’re out then they’re gone.
- Use it to announce a surprise trip to the family. We wrapped Disney maps together as a Christmas gift for a beloved nephew to announce that we had bought him an annual pass. Wrap it with some balloons to make it festive.
- Travel agent? We can send larger quantities of maps to you for your Disney bound clients. Great way to add a personal touch to your trip planning services.
- Mail a set to someone you know just to brighten their day. Who doesn’t love mail? Disney mail is the best too!
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