Things you need
- Day trip to a zoo, farm or shopping centre
- Venue map.
Give your child a map of a venue that you are visiting, like the zoo, a farm or even a shopping centre, and put them in charge of navigation. Encourage your child to suggest the route you should take and have them navigate you through it.
Take the opportunity to teach your child about location and direction the next time you’re both at a public attraction such as a large shopping centre, zoo or farm
Notice and point out if the map has compass points, a scale or a legend (key) to help locate places or attractions.
Encourage your child to suggest the route that you'll take to different places and ask them to describe their plan to you.
Encourage them to use words like:
After completing this activity, work with your child to create a map of your local town, suburb, farm or even your home to be used by other members of your family for a sightseeing tour. Remember to include compass points, a scale, a legend (key) and important landmarks or attractions..
Road safety tips
When being a road user in the local environment: