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September 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Using Road Signs for Learning

As the boys and I drive around I notice their fascination with road signs. When they were young they wanted to know what they said and what that meant. I found that they were a great way to teach the boys about shapes and colors when they were toddlers and preschoolers, and words when they were older. These were some of the first sight words that the boys learned as they were learning to read. This skill will also teach kids how to identify road signs when they are on their bike or taking a walk.

I love this set of printable signs to use with popsicle sticks and water bottle caps. These are great to use with make shift roads and play cars or trucks. Want to create roads for your kids? Check out this paint tape town. There are even traffic signs you can purchase to use outside with kids bikes and cars.

Another way to incorporate road signs into learning is to use Road Sign Bingo when you are out and about. Whether it be a short or long road trip, this bingo will not only keep the kids occupied but they will learn to identify all the signs quickly as their competitive nature takes over.. There are also some great coloring pages here.

Who knew the possibilities for learning while on the road?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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