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Different Ways You Can Make Travel Educational for Your Children
It is often said that “travel is the best form of education”. And whilst there is indeed a lot of truth to this, when the travel involves young children, it is a good idea to have some strategies at hand that can help. It is with this in mind that we take a look at different ways you can make travel educational for your children.
Having a Wild Time Whilst on Holiday
We all know that the best type of learning happens when children are having fun. So looking to harness that is a good place to start when planning a holiday. It is probably the case that a full on safari is not appropriate for young children. But what could be more fun than visiting a place that is inhabited by some of our more interesting wild animals?
Head off to India or Africa and you may be lucky enough to see elephants or lions on their own turf. You don’t have to travel so far to have a wild time. Bats, humpback whales and polecats are among the creatures to be found right here in the UK.
Parlez Vous Francais?
Travelling abroad offers the perfect opportunity to discuss foreign languages with your children, and teach them some simple words and phrases. But culture is deep and there is lots more to stimulate the senses.
“Who knows where pizza comes from?” Food is a wonderful way to get to know an area or an entire country. Tasting the food is, of course, one thing to try out. But going to see farmland or even having a go at preparing the food both make for quality learning time, fun and enjoyment.
Swapping hotels, villas or guest houses for canvas accommodation can also be a lot of fun and has plenty of opportunities for learning. As camping holidays are often taken in the countryside it can open up a whole new world, particularly for children from large towns or cities. Learning about natural landscapes is particularly interesting. But even just realising how much we rely on water, by having to fill up containers every day for drinking and cooking, can be a real eye opener for kids.
Chatting about the places you go to on holiday as all it takes to light a fire in a child’s imagination. But this can be reinforced with simple activities like drawing pictures or keeping a diary. It’s all about keeping it fresh and fun when exploring the world and the different ways you can make travel educational for your children.