Mapping a Family
Here is a definition of map excerpted from thefreedictionary.com
A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
To depict as if on a map: Grief was mapped on his face.
To explore or make a survey of (a region) for the purpose of making a map.
To plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange: mapping out her future.
I think the pre-schoolers conception of map lies between these things. It can be any of them, but not always on a plane surface, and connections do not necessarily correspond one to one.
In Dahlia's image, her family is in their house (you can see the line crossed by a tiny 'door'), and her two sets of Grandparents are in their places in the world, one set in this country and one on another continent. There are lines ('roads') connecting each set of Grandparents to her family, but the Grandparents don't visit each other, so no line connects them. The circular shapes are airplanes that take Dahlia's family to see her Grandparents. She titled it "Map of my family that has roads and you can see where you live."