Transportation is essential to the history of human beings. Without transportation humans never would have been able to expand their empires and learn about other cultures. If no one ever traveled then there would have been no Silk Road, limited trade opportunities, and many countries—like America as we know it today—would never have been founded.
Transportation began with the simplest mode of transport—walking. From there people found other, faster, ways to move about including riding on animals like horses and camels. Later, man created machinery like cars and buses to increase movement. Presently millions of people use cars and other modes of transport daily to commute to work, attend school, or even shop in markets that are somewhat distant from their homes.
When children are very small it is good to start telling them some basic facts about the different modes of transportation in a very general and fun way. The attached list includes pictures and some basic facts about everyday modes of transportation.