What does address mean?

[Milestone] Whilst it is AVERAGE for a child to know their address (street number & name) by 5 years of age, why not try a few of these exercises much earlier:
– when learning numbers, go & point out the number on your letterbox
– contrast with other neighbours’ letterboxes or comment at friends’ places
– do drawings of your house & mark the number at the front
– define what a ‘street’ or ‘road’ is – where cars drive, the gutters etc
– when driving the last few streets to your home start naming each street & emphasise the name of yours
– go for a walk and really get to know your street (& mention the name)
– draw a map to your house and talk about the street name
– you could even define suburbs as ‘areas’ & mention when you leave yours or which suburb regular activities are in, such as swimming or the shops

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