There are many things you can do to help your child become aware of his own area. He knows his own address, but does he know the names of the streets or roads nearby?

Show him which direction is north, south, etc. Be sure he knows the state he lives in. Show him where one town ends and another begins.

Talk about the area in which you liveêis it a city, a suburb or rural area? Talk about what you see nearbyêthe ocean, rolling hills or flat land.

Remind him that all the things you see everyday are unusual to someone who lives in a different place. Help him know all he can about where he lives. That's the beginning of understanding geography.

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