Here's what you need:
1) Map of the world: print one online or use our ipad Travel Goal Getter app to keep track
2) Television (or computer): you need one to watch the Olympics!
What you do:
►When you watch an Olympic event pay attention to where the athletes are from.
►Help kids find the athletes' home countries on the map that you printed or on the ipad Travel Goal Getter app. Have the kids mark/check off the countries.
►Talk about the country and ask the kids questions like: How far away is it? How big is the country compared to where we live? What do you think the weather is like there? How many people do you think live there? etc. Be certain to tailor your questions to the age of the child.
►Keep it simple! If you need help with facts about a country just do a quick search online or write them down and find out the answers together.
Simple! Fun! Let us know how it turns out!
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ben Sutherland