Jul 30, 2012

My First Atlas of the World

My First Atlas of the World (CAN, JP, US, INT)

Published by: Five Mile Press

Published on: August 24, 2009 

The Olympics are such an amazing opportunity to learn, not just about sports but also about geography and culture. It's not just for kids either, it was my first time seeing the flag of the Solomon Islands today! The Opening Ceremonies is an amazing opportunity to see all those flags. I have to admit I prefer national costumes to boring old polos and khakis. We loved the Mexican delegation's entrance, so colourful!

My son has his own Atlas with lots of flags for matching but it is a bit advanced for Domba (age 3). So I ordered this, hoping it wouldn't just be a bunch of words and stats. It isn't!

This is the perfect first Atlas for a preschooler. Few words, but lots of colourful and cute pictures of animals (aquatic and land). It's so easy for even the youngest to start to understand maps, flags, and legends. The enclosed map and stickers are good for literally hours of fun. We added little red circle stickers, and put one on every country we saw come into the stadium during the opening ceremony. 

The book is by no means overwhelming, just 16 pages, but the right size for a little one's first atlas!

This post is for Nonfiction Monday, hosted this week at Practically Paradise.


  1. What a wonderful activity to do with your son while watching the Olympics.

  2. Replies
    1. Me too. My kids kept getting angry that I was doing too many stickers. I need my own!


If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it.

I love comments! They make my day.