What do children learn from travelling?

Travelling with children is as beneficial to them as it is to you.  Children keep you on your toes and remind you of everyday things you’ve forgotten about or taken for granted.  Travelling with your children will leave you with beautiful memories.

Traveling makes children more social.

The classroom setting provides very little chance for interaction and when it does, it’s usually just with children the same age. While travelling children get to meet and interact with people in all walks of life from all age groups. Traveling will make your kids more social.

Traveling brings children closer to nature.

Farm animals, flowers, vegetables, trees, grass and ants are easily taken for granted in our fast-paced life.  Hiking and camping trips give children the opportunity to see them much closer and even get to touch them.  Traveling is a great way to introduce children to Mother Nature’s beautiful creations and masterpieces.

Travelling teaches children about history and geography.

Travelling is more exciting for children when they are included in the planning stage.  They will ask ‘Where is our next destination on the map? What an amazing building, can we look up who designed it or why it was built in the first place?’  Learning easily becomes a part of their traveling lifestyle.

Travelling encourages children to express themselves more.

Traveling and exposure to the outdoors plays a big role in helping children to express themselves.  They are encouraged to ask and speak about the things they see. Children talk about what excites them and this widens their vocabulary too.

Travelling gives children a breath of fresh air.

Children rarely get to inhale unpolluted air, which is why traveling to places untouched by man can give them the chance to literally breathe fresh air.

Travelling provides children with a break from the digital world.

Traveling gives children a chance for some digital detoxification. Out of home and away from all the gadgets children have no choice but to enjoy whatever else is available. A stroll around campsites or valleys and peaks are usually favourites.

Traveling teaches children to be adaptable.

Traveling helps children get out of familiar structures and routines, making them more adaptable.  They learn it is okay to sleep in a tent at the beach or up a mountain without having an air-conditioner.

Travelling teaches children to be patient.

Children are naturally curious and can become irritable when trapped in their seats for long hours at a time.  Traveling teaches them to wait a little bit more until they can explore and enjoy the sights on your way to your destination.

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