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Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children’s spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.

Temple University’s Dr. Nora Newcombe describes spatial thinking as “seeing in the mind’s eye.” Spatial skills are what allow us to “picture the locations of objects, their shapes, their relations to each other and the paths they take as they move.”

url: http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2016/01/children-still-need-read-draw-maps/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=parents_expert

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