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Smudge’s Early Compass and Map Skills

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Smudge’s Early Compass and Map Skills

Geography is a key skill for early years children as we regularly use maps to display information and to direct us to places, and it is the starting point for learning about the world around us. 'Early Compass and Map Skills' program introduces children to the Early Compass and Map Skills, with a range of interactive activities:

Points of a compass in which Smudge and Cecily explore the 8 points of the compass.

Position and direction are four activities showing a grid square, and objects must be placed or their locations identified to familiarise children to the use of co-ordinates.

Map skills are five activities in which children discover how symbols are used on maps, and how to use 4 and 6 figure co-ordinates with a map. Map skills has exercises covering scale and planning a route.

In Dressing Smudge, appropriate clothes for Smudge to wear in different weather conditions need to be selected.

'Early Compass and Map Skills' is supported by a user guide, and support notes to illustrate how the activities may be used in the classroom and ideas for work away from the computer. The use of position and direction also forms part of the numeracy curriculum.

'Early Compass and Map Skills' is the first title in a range of geography programs for children aged 4 years and above.

AGES : 4+ years

Available for:
Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP and Vista on CD-ROM


Position and direction

Map skills

Compass skills

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