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World Biomes Mat

This washable World Biomes Mat provides an overview of all 10 world biomes, bringing them together in one vividly coloured map.

Original price was: $17.29.Current price is: $15.90.

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SKU: XGY6780

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Everyday; through observation and the weather patterns; children are made aware of the environment they live in.  Often they will hear conversations regarding the impact of how the environment is changing, due to human interaction with nature.  However, it is not easy for them to visualise the biomes they cannot see; or know where to find them; nor to understand the impact that biomes have on each other.  This World Biomes Mat does just that.  It pulls together a picture of where each biome currently sits on each continent, as well as which biome has an impact on other biomes.

Due to differing sources of information on current marine biome placement, the highlighted area on the map should be used as a guide for the Child, rather than a definitive boundary.

Features of the World Biomes Mat:

  • the direct objective is to provide the Child with a comprehensive overview of all 10 biomes
  • indirectly, the Child can;
    • map each biome to vegetation type, using the highly coloured legend
    • understand that each biome type depends upon more than just climate
  • the mat must be used together with the 10 biomes folders
  • this activity supports the Montessori geography curriculum
  • a versatile product that can be used for all environments from 3 years to 12 years.

Contents of the World Biomes Mat:

  • a washable, vividly coloured VXMat – 56cm x 43cm / (22″ x 17″)
  • sold in an A5 transparent plastic envelope to store the mat – 24cm x 17cm x 1cm / (9½” x 6½” x ¼”)

Related Products:

  • Tropical Rainforest Biome – always an exciting way to imagine you are ‘bundu-bashing’ through the jungle.
  • The continent folders explain the cultures, climates, history, and land forms for each continent, for example, the Africa continent folder.
  • Puzzle maps for each continent are also a great way to learn about where in the world the environments are, not only are there puzzle maps, but also labeled and unlabeled control mats, to enhance the teachings.
  • Wash separately
  • Use normal washing powder
  • Do not use softener
  • Lukewarm washing temperature
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Normal iron if required

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location


Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

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Further Reading and Resources:

  1. Montessori’s Cosmic Curriculum and Biodiversity in Africa by Sara Conway
  2. World BiomesA biome is a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in. They can be found over a range of continents. Biomes are distinct biological communities that have formed in response to a shared physical climate. “Biome” is a broader term than “habitat”; any biome can comprise a variety of.

Additional information

Weight 0.060 kg
Dimensions 56 × 43 × 1 cm

1 review for World Biomes Mat

  1. Hanlie

    A great overview of the biomes. It links everything up so well.

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1 review for World Biomes Mat

  1. Hanlie

    A great overview of the biomes. It links everything up so well.

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