Studies show that young children learn better from books that have pictures of real images, rather than cartoon pictures. Things That Go from iStoryBooks.co understands that concept and included real images of vehicles and other things that go in this delightful concept book. The book is a perfect choice for parents and teachers who want to share moving things with their children. From the moment that children see the cover, they will be engaged in learning about cars, trucks, boats, planes, and trains.
List of Useful Things That Go
Things That Go presents a list of different modes of transportation in alphabetical order. This is not an alphabet primer, but a book about vehicles. The list includes nearly every type of transportation that a person could take, including an ambulance, bicycle, canoe, ferry, limousine, and tow truck. The majority of the images are of real vehicles, with a just a few added drawings. All of the pages have a bold picture with a paragraph describing some of the special traits of each mode of transportation.
This concept books is geared to all children and it should be shared with all children. Boys and girls alike enjoy learning about real things in their world and Things That Go is a perfect choice for preschool-age children. The book could easily lead into fun activities that would keep children entertained and learning.
Inspirations for Fire Station Visits
One of the most enjoyable experiences that this book could inspire is a visit to a local fire station. There is an image of a real fire truck with a helpful description, but nothing is as good as the real thing. Many community fire departments will take time to visit preschools and kindergarten classes so the children can get a close-up lesson all about fire trucks. Parents can always take their children to their local fire house to meet the firemen and see the facilities. Many communities will also have special events where fire departments arrive on scene to present fire safety lessons.
Get the School Bus to Stop By
The picture of the school bus could be another hands on activity. Many preschoolers who are entering kindergarten worry about riding on the bus. In order to make the transition from preschool to kindergarten, the school bus could come to visit. Teachers and school bus drivers can teach children how to be safe when getting on and off the bus, as well as while riding to and from school. Children can learn about what to do at the bus stop. They could even go for a ride and learn how to sit quietly on the bus.
Figure Out What is Missing
Another fun activity that parents and teachers can do with this lesson is to think about the vehicles that are not included in the book. This could be done with children who are working on learning their alphabet. Things That Go does not include representation for every letter of the alphabet, so children could use the missing letters and fill in vehicles. They could move through the alphabet letter-by-letter and think of all of the things that go in each letter of the alphabet. Children love to brainstorm and they will have a blast coming up with things like kayaks, bullet trains, and tricycles.
Evolution from Classic Cars to Newer Designs
Cars are always provide fun learning opportunities for children. The fact that this book includes a classic Ford Mustang as its picture could provoke and interesting discussion about old and new cars for children. Young preschool-age children might not recognize that car because they would not usually see that model on the street. Teachers and parents can then talk to their children about different types of cars and use the Internet to show what the new version of the Ford Mustang now looks like. Children can then talk about the differences between the new and old versions. They could then look at other classic designs, like the Chevy Camaro or the Volkswagen Beetle, and how they have changed over the years. If parents or teachers have collections of small Matchbox or Hot Wheels cars, children could try to organize the cars in order from oldest models to the newest models, using what they learned about how cars change over time.