Going from place to place must be a magical experience for babies and young children, writes Sarah Booker Lewis.
When they’re babies they fall asleep in a pram or sling in one place and wake up somewhere else.
As they grow up the wealth of different transport options is a thrill.
“Look a bus!”
“The wheels on the bus go round and round…”
“There’s a train on the bridge.”
“Down at the station early in the morning see the little puffer trains all in a row…”
There are songs for every mode of travel.
Preschoolers in Officreche’s Yellow Room focused on travel recently with a travel agency shop.
There was so much to think about.
What do we do when we travel by public transport?
We buy a ticket. We look out of the window of the bus, the train, the ferry!
Where are we going?
It could be somewhere exciting, maybe on holiday.
When we’re on holiday we take photographs of each other and the places we went.
We may travel by car, ferry, train, bus or plane.
Make every journey an adventure by looking out of the window to see what you can see.
Which one is bigger? How many people are on the bus?
Away from the shop preschoolers have thought about size and comparisons.
A train is longer than the bus.
More people fit on a train.
Bus is bigger than a car.
A car has more wheels than a bicycle.
The world around us is full of learning experiences.
Make your travel time a learning journey.
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