What does travel teach kids?

14 May  |  Adventure & Travel

Travelling for kids is a fascinating experience. These memories stay with them forever and it is also the best time to bond with family members. When kids travel, they also learn a lot of new things. Exposure to different landscapes and cultures widens their horizons and understanding of the world around them. It makes them smarter and more adaptable. Here are some important highlights of how a road trip with kids can teach them so much.

Importance of Planning

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When travelling, the child will learn the importance of scheduling and planning. From catching the trains, flights and buses on time to being prepared for mundane scenarios on the road, e.g. carrying a toothbrush or emergency snacks, kids will inculcate these little things into their habits. Giving children some minor responsibilities while preparing for the travel is also a good idea. Give the kids a list of all the things in the luggage so they can cross-check and tick off the stuff that is already packed.

Communicating with Strangers

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While travelling, kids will get to interact with different types of people. They will hear different languages and see different customs and traditions in the display. This is a far cry from the home environments that they are all too familiar with. Curiosity helps children come out of their shells and question the things they see. It is a great way to develop some interpersonal skills in the young one, under the close parental supervision of course.

Learning Experiences

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Travel is a good time to teach kids some skills without making it like a tuition class. They can sharpen their math skills. Ask them to calculate the distance travelled or the amount of fuel used on a road trip. Younger children can be taught to tell time as everything will be scheduled. There are many games to play with kids when travelling. Keep the gadgets away for some time and teach your children to spot things on the road. ‘I Spy’ is a popular travel game that keeps children occupied and observant.

Teaching Kids about Diversity

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The beauty of diversity is something that needs to be taught at a very young age. And what better way to do this than by travelling? Diversity is what makes the world such an interesting place and children can experience this up front when they travel. From clothing to food, they get to enjoy completely new things and get insights into cultures they are unfamiliar with.

There are many places to travel with kids. You don’t even have to go far to find the best family travel destination. Plenty of good resorts near Bangalore offer a host of attractions and activities that will keep children engaged. Nature getaways are not a bad idea. There are resorts in Masinagudi forest where they can participate in adventure activities like kayaking, safaris and bird watching. Kabini resorts too offer some fascinating experiences for the family and are easy to reach. If you just want a short break, Kanakapura is home to some of the best resorts in Bangalore for a day outing.