Where Is It?

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In addition to kitting Veronika out with goodies for the car, I’ve been adding games to our drives that require no props or planning. A favorite has quickly become a game of ‘Where is It?’

Every time we came to a stop, or slow enough that Veronika can take time to spot items out the window, I ask, “Where is the [fill-in-the-blank]?”

Name whatever you see, and let your toddler proudly point away. This game helps toddlers feel engaged and important on a ride, instead of, well, just along for the ride!

I try to ask her for things I know she loves, like bicycles (a big favorite), vans, and pick-up trucks.

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But you can also name less-familiar items to help build vocabulary.

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There are things we regularly pass on our route each day, like a herd of cows in a field. I always make sure to ask, “Where are the cows today?” Adding routine and familiarity to a drive can be particularly helpful for a toddler.

What items does your child spot each day? Please share favorites in the comments!

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