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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday

It's Wednesday time again. I'm going to make this "Fun with Maps". I am a Map person. I like to look at Maps to get my bearings. My AAA membership is offset by how often I go in form Maps. Since I work in a different city than where I live, and it's been a while since I spent considerable time in the work city, I took a city Map and posted it on the wall of my office. I can look at it to find a new path home if the Interstate is all goobered up. I can see where I went when I ventured a new way. It's also been quite a converstation piece.

My Sons see me look at maps and decided they wanted one too. When my oldest was about 5 or and we were making trips to Chicago and others to Charlotte NC on a regualr basis to see Gransparents, he wanted to know where we were ont he map, but the maps were too big and cumbersome for him. I got a new Map of the SouthEastern US from AAA and took my old one and cut out a rectangle that went as far north as Chicago and as far south as the NC-SC border and then I covered it with 2 pieces of clear contact paper. This was his map. As he learned to read, that map was still there. He would ask where we were and how much further and I could point it out on his map. We had to retire it a few years ago. I ought to make another for the 6 yo.

Maps, They work for me.

6 comments:

Mama Duck said...

Ha ha ha! Great idea, my little guy will get one when he doesn't tear it apart..... our wfmw is up as well!

Joanne Casale Viskup said...

Hey Maggie - nice to see a fellow Daytonian out here! Do you know anymore of us?

blestwithsons said...

I like it! I'll have to try that. I've also been thinking of decoupaging a map on a small table...

Barb, sfo said...

Yesterday we found a Treasure at the library--a FREE, outdated (5 years old) road atlas of the USA. My 4 year old boy was in map heaven. His Very Own Map. He has no idea it's older than he is :)

Plain Jane Mom said...

I would try this but I could just see my kids telling me I was going the wrong way!

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