Use several modes to cement learning

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Desperately swotting up this week for something exciting. Geography is my worst ever subject, so much so that I struggle to remember where even obvious countries are in Europe. It’s just knowledge that I don’t really need on a day to day basis so it gets shunted out of my tiny brain.

My best resources so far have been:

  • Leapfrog World Map – originally bought for my daughter but being really useful to me right now.
  • Quiz up – The android app that pairs you up with players around the world. Lots of different types of geography questions on offer.
  • Children’s Atlas – There are so many to choose from. Ours has lots of nice pull our maps to cement learning.
What I’ve found is that using all three methods and alternating them, is really helping bed in some of this. Of course, it doesn’t help when you get questions around historical events in different countries, but at least I’ll know where those countries are.