Travel is important to your children’s education because it teaches them about the world in many different ways. It doesn’t require any textbooks to teach with or hours of lesson planning to prepare for. All you need is a destination to get you started on your way! There are many different ways for us to travel with our children. Some of us might plan a day away from the usual to take our children on a specific field trip. Road trips are a great way to give our children the opportunity to see more of the country they live in. We enjoy taking our children on cruises to allow them to experience different cultures, hear new languages and see the different topography.
3 Reasons Why Travel is Important to Your Children’s Education
Experience truly is the key to learning! When children have the opportunity to see, hear, touch and taste as part of their education, they’re more likely to remember what they’re being taught. Traveling with your children the chance to experience Geography first hand! They’ll be able to experience the world anew using all of their senses when you take time to travel with them!
Geography is a subject that many children don’t know or understand. When our children are little we’re sure to teach them that the world is round, but that is often as far as Geography class goes. It is hard to teach our children about the mountains when all they’ve seen is the sea and learning about the desert when you surrounded by a forest filled with trees is difficult for kids to understand.
Our children can’t have a worldview if they don’t know what the world is like or about. When we take them new places they learn so much about other people and themselves. They see first hand how their lives are different and how much they have to be grateful for. Travel opens our children’s eyes to the blessings that surround them. Including travel as part of your homeschooling journey also provides countless opportunities to create amazing memories with your children. As they grow older they’ll come to appreciate all of the time you took to show them the world. They might not thank you in the moment, but one day they will. Travel might come at an added expense to your homeschool, but you can plan a travel budget to ensure that you aren’t spending more than is necessary. How do you include travel as part of your homeschool?