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Taking a road trip? Watching for interesting license plates while on the road is a great way to keep kids entertained! With so many people traveling, the highways are filled with out-of-staters whose plates provide a great distraction from backseat boredom while learning about the 50 states! Discussing with kids the reasons behind each state’s license plate design can help them learn about geography, economics, and social studies, and can help them to develop their mental image of the differences in landscape around the country. They’ll learn to think critically about geographic locations by wondering why New England doesn’t produce citrus like the south does, and why the northwest coast of the country isn’t known for it’s lobster like the northeast coast is. Read on…

Spending a lot of time in the car this summer? Look for license plates on your next road trip with the kids and learn a lot about the 50 states! Discussing with kids the reasons behind each state’s design can help them learn about geography, economics, and social studies, and can help them to develop their mental image of the differences in landscape around the country…

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