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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:55 am 
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Hello,

I understand that general knowledge comes up in reasoning papers. Can someone recommend any engaging books or board games or, at a push, apps, that can help learn some of this stuff, without it seeming like it's 'just more learning'? DS had a VR question last night where he had to unscramble the word 'continents' and the clue was Africa and Asia. He couldn't get it because he didn't know about continents :?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:03 pm 
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One site worth trying is Sporcle - lots of geog and other quizzes on there, other options re geog specifically would be a jigsaw of a world map with countries.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Have a look for the "Brainbox" games "The World" Edition (google it for suppliers - it's fairly widely available). They do others - history, etc too.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Thank you! Sporcle on the computer, brainbox board games and a jigsaw would please both a 21st century kid and his parents!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Just having a good world map displayed on the wall really helps. DS has a map pinned over his bed and I find that he knows SO MUCH about different countries' location - without a slightest encouragement from my side! Just because it is always there in front of him.


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