Geography Songs Kit w/ CD
Category Description for Geography Songs Kit
Sing around the world with these 34 songs on CD (33 on cassette) and 72-page, reproducible songbook/workbook with maps and famous landmarks. Songs include: Continents and Oceans, Solar System, United States, Southeast Asia, Middle East, British Isles, Western Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Former USSR, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Asia, South Asia, Mexico, Africa, South America, West Indies, Oceania, and Greenland. The catchy, upbeat lyrics will help your children memorize the countries until you have conquered the world! A 22Ēx36Ē world map to label and color is also included.
We've had a great time learning about countries and continents of the world. We listen to this CD in the car and go over the map at home. It is easy and fun to learn about geography in song!
As a homeschool mom who must have missed geography as a child, I have learned so much by listening to these catchy, fun songs. My kids are learning, too!! Sometimes people will question our homeschooling choice but they are pleasantly surprised to hear our 4 yr. old name all the countries of the former USSR. This is a must for kids who are auditory learners!
When visiting the world exhibits at EPCOT in Disney World, I casually asked the bored-looking Scandinavian guide if Hammerfest was the northern-most town in the world. Her mouth fell open as she asked me how I knew that. I knew that because my children and I listen to these fantastic (and very catchy) audio cds in the car all the time. My kids sing the songs as they label their maps! I love it, and so do they!
This has been one of the best additions to our curriculum this year. My oldest three have picked up on the songs very quickly, and sing them all day long. I even wake up at night with the tunes going through my head! We are "galloping the globe" and studying Asia currently. I too have learned about so many of the countries through the songs. They are catchy, easy to learn and stick with the kids. My youngest (who is 3) now knows all the continents and oceans, and many of the countries in Asia, thanks to these songs. Initially, I wasn't sure about spending the $20 for it - but it is DEFINITELY worth every penny we spent. I have been so pleased with the results I've seen with our kids!
I am not thrilled with this CD. Much of the music sounds alike and can really get on your nerves. It is full of great information on country locations, but we will only listen to a song or two at a time pertaining to the geographic area we are studying. I can't believe other people listen to it in the car and enjoy the music for any substantial length of time!
We've used this CD and maps all year as part of our world history/geography program. We generally focus on one song and map per week (as scheduled in our curriculum), and it's been a favorite part of my children's morning. My 7, 9, and 11 year olds enjoy the songs and they have definitely helped them remember names and facts about countries. I'm not sure they would retain as much listening to the CD as a whole, but focusing on one song at a time and reviewing others throughout the year has worked well for us. I copy the individual area maps for each child to color while we learn the names of countries and listen to the CD. My dramatic oldest daughter loves the different accents and styles of music, while my serious, no-frills youngest son has developed a fascination with maps as a result of this daily exposure.