I Spy…..License Plate Bingo….and 20 Questions are games that can be played in the car to pass time, but these games also help build speech and language skills. You can play them while running errands or on a road trip. I Spy and 20 Questions can be used to target a particular speech sound (i.e. ssssssss…. SUN), build vocabulary (i.e. I spy something that is round, yellow, and hot. What am I?), and formulate questions (i.e. Do you use it at the beach?). You can also target turn taking skills with other siblings, cousins, or friends along for the ride. License Plate Bingo can be used during road trips. This game can generate lots of questions. How many license plates will you find? What license plates would be the most difficult to find and why? If you saw a license plate from California or Alaska in the state of Illinois, what could the child infer? Is the family traveling? Did the family just move? Looking at a map before the trip and using the license plate app may result in other spontaneous questions or learning opportunities before, after, and during a memorable road trip.
Below you will find the link to the app License Plate Game.