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Symbols

Symbols

Definition: something used to represent something else; a material object representing something, often something immaterial; emblem, token, or sign.

Examples: flags, seals, religious symbols, restroom signs, butterflies represent transformation, logos …

Help your child explore the symbols all around them. Explain how symbols are often treated as worthy of the same respect as what they represent. Sometimes people burn the flags – or effigies – in protest.