In the United States, children typically see people use cars to travel. Your child may be surprised to learn that in some cities, people walk, ride bikes, drive motor scooters, ride buses, or take the subway to get from place to place. Help your child use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to search for pictures of transportation around the world. How are they similar and different from what you see in your city? How many different forms of international transportation can you and your child can find?
This activity supports our Cultural Understanding and Technology skills this month. Talk with your child about how computers can help with transportation. Airports rely on a computer system to guide planes when they land and take off. Drivers use GPS apps or devices for map directions. Go for a walk and use a GPS app to help tell you which way to go to get to your destination a few blocks away.