With a little practice, you can make anything count as educational.
First you find an old map in your in-laws’ storage room (which happens to be in your house). Cover it with contact paper, and use it as a gigantic place mat.
Then you connect it to something concrete.
Then you could bring them a little closer to home. They can “meet” some little friends on the domestic front.
After she puts together her puzzle ask her, “Where do Abby and Emily live?” She can’t remember so you tell her it’s an orange state…
There you go!
When you’re talking about deserts, you show her some pictures from Andie’s blog.
Hooray! You found New Mexico. (You give this one credit even if she thinks New Mexico is pink on every map, says “Dat where Mama born” (I wasn’t; I was born in CO), and really doesn’t know what she’s doing.)
Now they both want to visit.
What about Francesca?
See, blogging is making my children smarter. I do it for my family. It’s all about them.
How about you? Where are you from? Tell me and I’ll show my girls your little spot on the map.