helping kids understand the world around them with an accessible and educational toy.
We represent Geo-Play, Our idea will help kids understand the world around them by creating an accessible and educational toy.
by age 5, children can show signs of racial bias, such as treating people from one racial group more favorably than the other.
families can be significant sources of information regarding race and ethnicity.
Parental Biases can carry over to the child.
Ignoring or avoiding the topic isn’t protecting children, it’s leaving them exposed to bias that exists wherever we live.
Breaking the trend
We have been wary of almost every group of foreigners that has come to the United States: German immigrants in the 18th century; Irish and Chinese in the 19th; Italians, Jews, Japanese, and Mexicans in the 20th; and Muslims today. Across the centuries, we have labeled immigrants a threat.
Geo-Play introduces foreign cultures to students, using geography as a base for a problem-solving toy. The goal is for the children not only to gain more knowledge about the world but develop an empathetic view of the world.
School: Lexington Montessori
"Culture represents people"
Travel Experience: little, within the country
Frustrations: A map without borders is confusing
What do you see when you look at this map?:
"Greenland is too big, South America is too small"
Language : English,and basic Spanish
Travel aspirations: Spain
"The U.S is too small, Africa is too big"
Accurate U.S on Africa:
"A Map of language could be better than borders
- Trace photo in rhino
- lasercut Australia in cardboard
- trace carboard model onto wood
- use the scrollsaw and cut out Australia
Geo-Play creates a valuable experience through play by integrating fun with learning to show students that culture and geography can be enjoyable. The game will help kids feel excited about learning more about the world.
- The kids really liked the competitive aspect
- Perhaps adding a category about traditions
- The cards were easy to damage
- There needs to be some sort of way to see the correct answers without a facilitator
- When the kids got impatient they would start helping each other
Geo-Play is an educational toy designed to help kids understand the world around them with an assessable and educational toy.
Geo-Play creates a valuable experience through play by integrating fun with learning to show students that learning about culture and geography can be enjoyable. The geo play started as a project looking at cartography and how it does not properly show the size of countries. also the way that som countries are centered and others arent. the user is a 2nd the 4th grader and the goal is to teach younger children about cartography and cultures around the world.