Maybe, someday, Liam will have the focus to learn to drive a car, but at the moment, he's easily distracted by his favorite things, numbers and fonts! So we take trips on the train (which he loves - more fonts and digital displays), and I take him through the process of loading the card, tapping it at the gate, looking for the right platform and getting off at the right station.
I know that his brain is always operating on two tracks at once. During the trip, he's giving a running narrative of the fonts on every sign, with special notice paid to the number and type of digital displays. After the trip, he remembers which train we rode and where. I still need to remind him to board the train immediately, when the doors open, instead of reading the signs in the window, but he's getting the hang of it. He's often the first one to notice the distinctive decor of each station. I hope that the unique look of each stop will help him recognize them for future travel.
Last week, we visited the California Science Center to cap off our unit on body systems.
Some days start out slowly, but later on, I'll find him on one of his educational sites, of his own volition. I know he learns best when he can rewind and take things in pieces, even if it seems like he's just messing around. If he's having fun, he'll play longer and more likely take more information in.
This learning experience is like a good road trip. Have a plan, but be prepared to let it go and just enjoy the ride.