Get kids, and their adults, active outdoors by teaching them how to navigate!
Every month I speak with thousands of children in schools all around the globe through Microsoft’s superb ‘Skype In The Classroom’ project. During those sessions one question comes up time and time again, “What’s the key skill for an explorer?”
One key skill that’s common to every adventure, every expedition and in every environment is the ability to navigate – so I wrote a book about it!
The ‘Ultimate Mapping Guide For Kids‘ begins with the question ‘What is a map?’ and then takes the reader, or user, on a journey through creating their own maps with grid systems, scales, contours and legends through to navigating with a map and compass and using GPS. The book also has some great, fun exercises like making your own treasure hunt and geocaching.
The book is easy to read, easy to follow and is packed full of exercises that will have budding navigators finding their way anywhere – and home again – in no time!
The ‘Ultimate Mapping Guide For Kids’ is available in bookshops world-wide (and in several languages!) or, if you’re an education user, you can order the book through Scholastic (in whichever country you’re based)
Or, if you would like a personalised signed copy of the ‘Ultimate Mapping Guide For Kids’ please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find me on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as @ExplorerJust
What people are saying…
“Ultimate Mapping Guide for Kids gives youngsters all of the tools they need to understand maps, make their own cartographic creations, and even head out on navigating adventures. Getting lost will be a thing of the past.” Good Reads
“Maps are wonderful things and this practical and inspiring book explains to children perhaps too used to relying on satnavs and iPhones how to use maps, and even how to make them. It’s full of fascinating facts on the different ways humans have invented to represent the world on paper and to safely navigate the globe” Love Reading 4 Kids
“Maps are wonderful things and this practical and inspiring book explains to children perhaps too used to relying on satnavs and iPhones how to use maps, and even how to make them. It’s full of fascinating facts on the different ways humans have invented to represent the world on paper and to safely navigate the globe” Scholastic, one of the world’s largest education publishers.
“With its fast pace, clear instructions and nuggets of information, this authoritative guide will appeal to all. Written by Justin Miles, one of the few full time explorers in the world, this book won’t just whet your appetite for adventure; it will give you the confidence and the tools to set off on one too.” Dolphin Books.
You can find out about my first book, the ‘Ultimate Explorers Guide For Kids’ right here!