People love to travel. But, most of us do so less once we have had children. There are several reasons for this, many of which are perfectly understandable. But, if you can overcome those issues and travel more with your children, it really is worth doing so. As you will see, providing your children with the opportunity to see other places, meet new people and experience other cultures has the potential to bring them huge benefits.
life experiences they can use to secure a better future for themselves
Virtually every parent wants their children to be well-educated. They know that this will make it a lot easier for them to find a good job and earn a decent wage. Travel has the potential to play an important role in a child’s education.
A teenager who is writing writing a personal statement for their university application is going to find it a lot easier to put together if they have something significant to share. A well-traveled child will have no problem in crafting an interesting one. Their statement will reflect the fact that they are curious about the world and are keen to try out and learn about new things. All things that universities and other study institutions look for when considering candidates.
travel can boost a childs confidence
Meeting new people and being put into unusual situations is a great way for a child to be gently challenged. Every time they successfully navigate these scenarios their confidence grows. This interesting post explains why that is and how to plan trips that will maximize this effect.
it is easier for children who travel alot to adapt
Being on the move and having new experiences is also a great way to make your children more adaptable. The more they travel, the more they realize that they can have fun regardless of where they are. After a while, having to sleep in an airport chair because your plane has been delayed does not really faze them. Later, as they grow into adults, they will be less worried when things do not go exactly as planned.
travel helps children to connect with other people
They will also meet other kids and play happily with them, without worrying about if they speak the same language or share a similar background. Experiences like this teach children that it is usually possible to find common ground and connect with others.
travel can help them with their academic studies
Travel can potentially be used to help your child with their academic studies. If you know that they will be learning about a specific aspect of history in the coming year, try to include some relevant excursions on your next trip. For example, if they are learning about rock formations, take them on a coastal walk. Along certain coastlines, it is possible for them to see different types of rocks and understand the differences between how they erode. Here is a great example of such a walk, which is perfect for kids that are studying coastal erosion.