By: Betti Wilson
Children don’t learn only in the classroom. Many other learning styles can be even more effective than studying from schoolbooks. In today’s text, we are discussing learning while traveling.
These days when we are looking at
the global health crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic, it is a bit hard to
think about holidays. However, this is going to be over, and we will return to
our normal daily lives. When this happens, we will need travel and holidays
probably more than ever before to recover from everything we are experiencing
Everybody loves traveling and
holidays as it is a time for enjoyment and relaxation. It is time a whole
family can enjoy together and bond more. In this period, most of us are now
required to work from home, and all of our social activities stopped we have
time more than ever to search for destinations and plan our trips.
Kids are especially thrilled about it. They love packing their stuff, all the rush with preparation, and so on. But more importantly, children benefit tremendously from going to different countries Research conducted by Student and Youth Travel Association shows that 74 percent of teachers and others who are in the field of education believe that travel has an enormous impact on a child’s cognitive and other skills. According to them those kids who travel have a much greater chance to perform well academically and extend their education. Let’s see in which ways are kids learning through travel.
Plan a Trip with Kids
Adults tend to plan everything by
themselves. Try to do something else for a change and include your kids in the
planning of the trip. Talk together about hotels you will choose, and places
you are going to see.
Additionally, you can talk about the budget for this travel. It is necessary to hear what kids say, what their desires are, and in which directions their thoughts are going. This type of travel learning teaches kids things they generally won’t learn through conventional education.
Start Learning a New Language
If you already speak more than one
language, then you certainly know how happy people can be when they meet a
foreigner who speaks their language. But, also if you know only a few words,
like thank you, hello and so on it is very valuable. When kids understand that
knowing different languages helps them connect and make friends with people
from all over the world, they will be thrilled to learn.
There are plenty of books for
travelers to get informed about the place of their choice before the trip. Some
publishers also publish the same type of books created for children of
different ages, even the best books
for kindergarten. These are excellent learning
resources that allow children to learn about history geography and many other
things before arriving at the place. Lived experiences combined with knowledge
from books have a tremendous impact on kids’ minds.
Traveling is truly fantastic as the learning
experience. Not only that, you can see different things, but you can also
discuss them with your children. Inspire them to ask questions and if you don’t
know the answer search online, or in books. You can also talk with the locals
about some things. This, as one of the best learning styles, will allow kids to
be interested and learn about things they otherwise would have a chance to
Some people might think that diet
has nothing to do with learning styles. However, moments, when we eat, are an
excellent time for learning, because food and ways of preparation speak a lot
about the culture, history, climate, customs of a country you are visiting.
Kids can be rather picky when it comes to food – find ways to make, then
curious to try and teach them to appreciate food from other countries.
We believe that it is essential to
realize that when it comes to learning, many other things play a significant
role than just traditional book knowledge. Kids learn tremendously by playing
and traveling. Our idea isn’t to say
that traditional learning styles aren’t important but to encourage you to think
outside of the box and enable your kids to learn in other ways as well. What
are your plans for your next holiday?
About the Author
Betti Wilson is a writer and a passionate traveler. After having kids seven years ago, she explored all the ways of traveling with kids and the benefits it has on them. They have been to more than 30 countries so far.
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