I often get asked for suggestions on how to work on letter recognition, colors, counting etc… Driving in the car is a great time to work on these skills. Play games and make it fun!
Choose a specific topic to work on and stick with it.
Search for letters. Go through the alphabet A-Z or focus on one or two letters. Work together or make it a contest. Who can find the letters on signs, license plates, car names etc…
Play I-Spy. Take turns giving clues based on an item in view of the car. I-spy something that starts with the sound /c/ or I-spy something blue.
Count cars based on type. How many red cars can we find? How many trucks? How many out of state cars?
Keep books in your car. Books on CD play a book on youtube that you have the book of so your child can follow along in their own book.
There are many ways to engage in learning in the car. You and your child will be interacting and learning.