There is something fascinating about maps and something compulsive about scratch cards (just ask Camelot). And if you combine the two, you get one of the best boasting tools we’ve ever seen. Because this world map has a funky gold foil covering every single country. The idea is that when you get home from holiday, you scratch off the foil covering that country to reveal extra colour and detail and making it blatantly obvious that you have been there. Next time you pop over to Calais, you can scratch off the gold foil covering France, revealing a vibrant and distinctive green. Returning from a trip to Cancun? Mexico shows up as a lovely royal blue. As for the other countries, you will have to visit and find out for yourself! The incentive is that the more you travel, the more of the map you can reveal. Then when your friends come to visit, it is easy to show just how well travelled you are. The smug face is up to you. Unfortunately, if you are to complete the whole map, you may well need to spend quite a bit of cash (so maybe scratch cards can help?). The poster comes supplied in a protective tube, which can be used for storage in the event you don’t want to leave the poster on display permanently. And if you’re not the travelling type, the Scratch Map makes a perfect gift for your globe-trotting friends.
Once all the countries of the world have been learnt its play time. The set of 3 Friction Toys are the ideal learning toys for children 18 months + and can be purchased direct from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Set-Friction-Toys-Harvester-ThinkGizmos/dp/B01M0QAZP4.
The friction truck set includes 3 models, a Cement Mixer, Street Sweeper and Harvester Truck. Each of the trucks have moving parts which turn as the truck move forward.
The friction toys are the perfect toy for not only fun but developing hand eye coordination and concentration. All you need to do is push them forward and the friction will keep them moving.
If these are a little small there are larger friction trucks available from this range for bigger kids. Check them out here.
Whilst playing you can also teach children how Friction Toys work with the information found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction_motor