Family holidays are usually associated with beaches, fancy food and energetic nightlife. Popular destinations include the Caribbean, Spain and Greece. However, a holiday doesn’t have to be all fun and games and nothing educational! Some of the best holidays to take your children to can be both educational and fun. Imagine a trip to France to explore some of the world’s finest museums, or perhaps a journey to China to scale the great wall. They can be exciting, fun and also informative to your children.
So whether you plan to take your children ice skating in London or camping out in the Australian wilderness, here are some of the best reasons why you should take your children abroad more.
They can learn new social skills
When travelling abroad, you usually encounter many new friendly faces that are eager to chat with you. Most of the time, there are local children around too that are more than happy to show your child around the local attractions and fun spots. It could be school trips to berlin or a family outing to Singapore—there will always be people for you and your child to communicate with.
One of the most interesting sights is watching your child communicate with another child despite not knowing each other’s language. Not only does it teach your child social skills, but they might also pick up an interest in another language or different cultures.
They can learn about new cultures
Nothing sparks imagination like inspiration does. If your children are still young then you owe it to them to show them different sounds and sights from around the world. Take them to the busy streets of New York, the bustling metropolis of Beijing, or the ancient streets of Kyoto. There are hundreds of destinations to visit that will inspire your child to learn about new cultures and languages.
Exposing your child to a number of different cultures is a fantastic way to nurture their imagination. At first, it’ll be a lot to take in for your child. After all, the world is a gigantic place and your child will have a difficult time imagining how many different people, cultures and countries there are. However, it will inspire them to research more, learn new things and drive their passion to explore.
The end-of-year holiday marks the finish line of a long school year for the kids and a long work year for you and your partner. There’s no better way to wind down than spending a week or two with your family on a stress-free journey to another country. It’s a great idea to combine it with other holidays too, such as visiting Lapland for Christmas, or you could switch it up and take your children to Australia for a sunny Christmas instead.
Your children will unconsciously start learning new things as they explore the world as well. Every new word they learn, sight they see and sound they recall will add to their memories to make up unforgettable experiences.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.