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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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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