Music appreciation and literacy truly begins from the cradle. So start now. Follow this list of music festivals, museums, and beyond to explore and enrich your kids and family with the sound of music.
Art museums can open up a whole new world to your children. Read on for ideas on preparing your family for a visit to kid friendly art museums and making the most out of your visit.
Get your kids reading and explore London with Paddington Bear himself as you follow his footsteps and visit his favorite London attractions.
On many family trips we have scouted out places where her thirst for more insect and spider knowledge can be quenched. Along the way our other two children, as well as us phobic parents have learned much about the subject.
History was my favorite subject in school so I have tried to nurture an appreciation for the past in my kids as well. I believe the best way to instill a love of history in my kids is to take them to interesting historical sites where visitors immerse themselves in the past. Fortunately, there are a number of attractions across the province of Ontario that are ideal for hands-on Ontario history lessons.
When we give kids the ability to relate what they experience (see, hear, touch, taste, and smell) with how they feel, we empower them to be empathetic, and think critically. One way to give kids the opportunity to connect with travel is by journaling.
Explore the temperate rainforests of Alaska with your kids; you’ll learn science skills as you investigate and discover in tide pools, rocks, and forests
Take your family to Shenandoah National Park to learn about forests, animals, plants, and even history while on vacation.
Teen service travel with Adventures Costa Rica offers your child a unique way to vacation and give back to the community while learning self worth.
The ultimate payoff for this trip was answering my nephews’ questions about the Revolutionary War and the reasons why things unfolded as they did, discussing whether King George in England was fair in his expectation of colonists, and posing the question of which side they would be on. They now knew enough and had seen enough to be able to ask some thoughtful questions, even at the tender ages of 8 and 11.
As lifelong residents of the Western US, my family and I love pioneering history. Since the moment my 4th grade class studied the California Gold Rush, I was hooked, and I’ve passed on my passion for this chapter of our nation’s history to my kids. Nearly everywhere we drive in the West harbors some vestige of early settlements, Native American life, or pioneering struggles.
Now with a 10, 8, and 3 year old, we’ve entered the golden age of traveling with kids, where the topics that intrigue our children are fascinating to us as parents too. Evolving our trips from family vacation to rich learning experiences took a sprinkling of intentionality. Here are some tips for how to make the most of the learning opportunities your travels afford.
Trekaroo’s founder, LiLing Pang shares about why their family has prioritized travel for their children’s education. Trekaroo also announces the launch of a new Road School series – a collection of Road School guides to help parents explore various educational topics with their kids.
My name is Tina Buell and I’m almost 40. I’m a single mom and my 5-year-old son is autistic. I live in a modest house, drive a modest car, and have never been married. Even though I’m very happy, my life didn’t turn out the way I thought it would.
Read why Lesli Peterson, Southern Guroo, and her family choose travel.