bike, bus, boat, car, fire engine, helicopter, motorbike, plane, train, truck.

Make sure you have some different cars, trucks, trains and planes.  A road mat/track, stop signs, trees and people are also great accessories.  Set up your road or construction site.  In the following activities, you will find word prompts and strategies for encouraging sounds and words and phrases from your child.

Take a look at the following activities to play with your child.  Some have step by step instructions with a list of words to use, photo illustrations and ways to help your child learn to talk.

Road Mat – Set up a road on the pavement or a cardboard box or on a track.  Lots of practice at ‘stop’ and ‘go’.

Construction Scene – use a magnetic scene to learn new words and expand vocabulary.

Ambulance activity – Use a large truck or ambulance toy to develop imaginative play and use words like ‘ow’ ‘sick’ ‘help’.

road mat



A set of transport pictures is a useful resource for making your own road collage. Download Transport Photos here



Our list of picture books to read to your child are aimed at babies, toddlers and late talking preschoolers. This can be another great way to practice car sounds and words and develop vocabulary.

Speech  has a list of these books with a review and link to Book Depository for purchase.


Check our Transport Pinterest Board – for further inspiration on construction activities.