Although we have more access to information than ever before, it appears most of us suffer from geographical illiteracy. A Roper poll showed half of young adults in the U.S. are unable to locate New York on a map and only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq. A more recent survey found only one in six Americans could correctly identify Ukraine. Facts like this spur us to do something about it.
That’s what motivated Bob Galinsky, an inveterate traveler who wanted to help his kids learn about geography by making it fun. Back in 2005 he used a map and scissors to create a puzzle of Europe with pieces shaped like individual countries. Next he cut maps of Africa, Asia, and the Americas into puzzles. Paper maps became real puzzles when he launched Geotoys. Now, award-winning GeoPuzzles are available worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages. In addition to puzzles, Geotoys offers geography games and gifts.
Now our readers can get 20% off all Geotoys items from December 1st to December 31st . Just use the code GEEKMOM20 at geotoystore.com.
Try GeoBlocks, a set of 20 blocks made from sustainably harvested wood. Perfect for a two-year-old to stack, even more interesting for an older child.
Check the selection of inflatables including globes, dinosaurs, and wild animals.
Choose from all sorts of puzzles including different areas of the world, foreign languages, animals, dinosaurs, solar system, and history.
And browse through a selection of 14 card games such as Medieval History Go Fish, GeoCards Europe, Constitution Go Fish, and Flag Frenzy.
That deal again? Get 20% off all Geotoys items from December 1st to December 31st . Just use the code GEEKMOM20 at geotoystore.com.