Plane? Boat ? Or Car? - FamilyEducation

Plane? Boat ? Or Car?

October 22,2011
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.


We love to travel and even though we aren't going trans atlantic with our kids until they are old enough to ... well not sure what milestone , but I know we aren't ready yet. What we are ready for is to explore geography through games. This is a simple game that gives kids a chance to play with a globe or map and make their own decisions about mode of travel.

Grab a piece of paper and write down some destinations , some close to home and some further away, We live outside Seattle so I had Vancouver BC, Portland, and San Francisco as my close destinations. For the further away ones were : China, Australia, India, England and Paris . I mixed up countries and cities so it gave us a chance to talk about the difference on the map.

Now find each place and decide ... should you take a plane , a boat or a car?

Ask why.. and don't spend too long explaining why your child is wrong if they suggest a car to get to Australia, ask them how a car would get there... they might have an explanation up their sleeve!