Explain to your child that you are part of a community. There are many types of
communities, such as schools, neighborhoods, and places of worship. Tell your child
that today you will explore a community that is special to your family.
Sit down with your child and tell them that you are going to make a map of your
community. Start by drawing where your family lives. Write your family’s name or address
by your drawing. Choose two or three special places in your community—like a store,
library, school, or place of worship. Label those on your drawing, too.
Make a plan with your child to visit these places in your community over the next few
weeks. When you visit, take your map with you. Have your child draw any new places
they see on the map. Ask your child what place they like to visit in your community.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Start with a map of where your family lives. Draw the people who live with you and a few
things around your home such as trees, cars, buildings, or pets.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Ask your child to think of the different people who live and work in your community.
Begin to add them to your map and label them.