If there’s one thing that will keep the 11 year old quiet for ages, it’s anything to do with different countries and places.
We went abroad on holiday to Mallorca last month, and as it was the first time out of the UK for him much excitement ensued as we flew across foreign landscapes.
As England fell away, and we soared over the sea and then France, all his previous trivia questions and games he’d played turned into reality as the different countries lay out beneath us.
Yes, we spend many an hour on quiz game sites here taking geography quizzes and seeing how many countries of the world we can name, or what country borders such and such ones.
We’re getting very good now.
I myself named every single country of the world within the 15 minute time frame the other day. (Go, me! :-) )
We’ve also discovered a website that you can track planes on in real time and watch them take off and fly to their destination, and land. Pretty fascinating seeing and knowing where they’re going, and wishing we were off on our holidays too.
All in all, you might gather we’re a bit geography mad. Which we are.
Map wallpapers have some amazing wallpapers of all different places, which is just our thing.
My first thought was “oh cool! We NEED map wallpaper.”
We’d probably get nothing else done, as we’d be too busy looking at it all day.
I think one of these on the children’s wall would be a great idea, as not only are they pretty and come in different colours you can get maps of different continents to broaden knowledge there too. I love the fact they’re educational, as well as brighten up the place.
We’ll be unbeatable at any pub quiz game at this rate. We already rule when it comes to the Pointless TV show.
Bring it on.
Do you think you could beat us with random country names that no-one else can think of?!
This post is in collaboration with Wallpapered.