If you saw the abbreviations EXPY, JCT, MTN and BLVD, you'd likely have no problem understanding what they mean.
But would your children know?
Consider taking a few minutes and introducing your children to some common abbreviations they will see thousands of times throughout their lives. Write the abbreviations on some index cards or pull out your white board to make it fun and painless.
Here's a short list of abbreviations you can start with. These will commonly be seen on street signs or in addresses. (These abbreviations are based on the list officially used by the United States Postal Service.)