BEST STARTS FOR KIDS

Using Public Transport

Some of the types of transport you could use are:

  • train

  • bus

  • ferry

  • tram or trolley bus

  • planes

Using public transport can be a great way of exposing your child to new and interesting places and experiences without it costing you much money:

Some of the skills they will likely develop are:

  • increased awareness of the world we live in

  • increased awareness of different types of transport

  • an increased understanding of the use of environmental print: e.g. signage, directions, maps

  • an understanding of how payments, tickets or access cards work

  • turn taking waiting to board, access seats, etc

  • appropriate behaviour and awareness of others

  • awareness of rules pertaining to safety and respect of property

  • increased vocabulary linked to the new experiences

  • increased recall

  • understanding of concept of how maps represent a 3D world

  • increased awareness of time, time tabling and time devices

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