I wanted to share a bit about the "Map It" activity that is included for each book in True Story Time. Some kids really love maps, both of my boys always have. If you have a map fan at your house you'll want to make sure you have some maps ready for marking where our true stories take place. I'm sharing pictures of really cool US and world maps I just bought at Wal-Mart in the poster section. Love the colors on those and only $5 each.
Some activities suggest using an internet map program to determine how many miles it is from one place to another and then marking the map with the child's chosen route. Google maps is a good choice because you can switch between the regular map and Google Earth's real pictures. That makes things more real for sure!
Let me know if you have any other suggestions or ideas on how to use maps with True Story Time!