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I have a friend who is a stay at home mom and a big believer in the theory that it is her job to enhance her children’s education. I agree with her. Sadly in today’s school system our children don’t really learn all they should be and at home there is so much more we can do.

But what I love about my friend is how she makes learning part of family time and it becomes less about education and more about being together. It’s like family game night but instead of playing games like monopoly, her kids are learning about the world.

The first thing she did was get a big map of the world and post it up on the wall and with a couple of strings of Christmas lights behind it, each time the kids learn about a new place they poke a hole in the location and the pull the light through. Then they have a visual representation …. a sort of reminder of all they’ve learned about.

lighted travel map