Thursday, December 30, 2010
Geography: Collecting Quarters
a folder in which to display them and it turned the quarters into an amazing geography learning tool that N. has really loved. He likes quizzing us on the dates when the various states entered the Union, and testing himself on his recognition of the states by shape and location. My sister also got us the folder for the "National Parks" quarters so we've begun collecting them. 5 new designs will be minted each year until 2020, when N. will be 16 (which is completely unfathomable). We'll see if he's still interested in collecting quarters then! In the meantime, I recommend quarter collecting as a fun way to learn the U.S. map.