The South Africa Puzzle Map forms part of the geography curriculum. This product is an extension to the puzzle map of the African continent.
Working with this sensorial activity, children begin to build their knowledge of the world. A knob, on each puzzle piece, indicates the capital city of each of the nine provinces (regions) in South Africa.
The Northern Cape puzzle piece, is very large. Most children tend to only pick it up with the knob, but we recommend that this puzzle piece is maneuvered with both hands, to prevent it from breaking. Children must receive instruction, from the educator first.
Objectives of the South Africa Puzzle Map
- the direct objective for the Child, is to gain an understanding of how the pieces making up the country fit together
- indirectly, they develop –
- improved control of their fine motor muscles
- hand-eye coordination
- focus, and finger grip to hold a pencil correctly
- supports the Montessori geography curriculum
Dimensions – made from wood – 58 cm x 45 cm x 1 cm / (22¾” x 17¾” x ¼”)
- The Africa puzzle map, and control mat indicates where the puzzle map of South Africa fits in.
- The world puzzle map, used in conjunction with the tracing circle, and world control mat
- The Our Earth book 1 and 2 will support these endeavours.
- A political globe of the world
The Elliot Academy is a division of Brylin Independent Learning Centre. Brylin boasts a 2.1 ha site in the centre of Port Elizabeth, Gqberha, in a suburb called Fairview. There are three divisions of the school, namely the Elliot Academy which is comprised of a Montessori babies and toddlers class, and a Pre-Primary and Primary school. Learners are accepted from 6 months of age into the environment and experience the Montessori babies, toddlers, Pre-Primary and Primary to Grade 7. The school is small at 60 learners and there is capacity for 120 learners.
At Brylin, we pride ourselves on our exceptional facilities and environment which is safe and stimulating to our young learners. We have 4 classes, 5 teachers and 4 teaching assistants. For viewing and inquiries, please contact the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 041-368 7110.