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Aircraft, geography and ICT – Interest children in all 3 of these things

By Warwick Marshall
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a.planeGoing plane spotting is easy. You can do this now without leaving home or your early childhood service.

There are thousands of learning possibilities…

  • Technology – tracking planes, use of real time
  • Geography – different countries
  • Maths – comparing land masses, number of planes, altitude, speed, distance
  • Social – seeing how New Zealand fits and compares with the rest of the world

Keep reading below to learn how.


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