No pressure parents but taking your kids on vacation not only makes them happier. Experts Confirm Family Vacations Make Children Smarter.
While it may seem like a torture at times, traveling with your kids can bring lots of benefits. For starters, you are all together. Family vacations are happy times. You get to explore and experience new things together as a family. Try new foods, learn about history, languages and different cultures.
I truly believe traveling is the best education. Not the kind of education that is experienced in a classroom or through a textbook. Real life education experience. Travel with your kids and give them a precious gift that will last a lifetime.
Experts Confirm Family Vacations Make Children Smarter
According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Education, kids who travel more scored higher on academic achievement tests. The same study noted that those academic improvements were higher for those kids who took vacations that were educational in nature.
My 7 year old son remembers very specific details from our trips. For example, he was so happy to see the statue of liberty, or cross the golden gate bridge when we travelled to California. He asked me to take pictures so he could show it to his friends.
It makes me feel a great sense of achievement to see my kids enjoying their vacations and at the same time learning about the world. Family vacations make children smarter…and happier….and more curious about the world.
Travel experiences give children a lifetime of good memories.
We already know that experiences bring happiness, but let’s go back to our childhood. What do you remember? In my case, the happiest memories I have are from family vacations as a child. I remember feeling fulfilled. Those same happy memories are the ones that help me get through tough times. It is just amazing to know that the happiest memories can help you feel better.
The world is filled with infinite experiences that will make your family happier and smarter.
Enriching experiences offer new opportunities for brain development – according to child psychotherapist Dr. Margot Sunderland.
“Think: family together in the pool, walking together through the forest, touching long tall grasses waving in the wind, toasting marshmallows on campfire, hanging out together under warm sun, feeling sand between the toes.”
Travel to different parts of the world and your kids will also learn about cultures, languages, and history. It will make them more intellectually curious and aware of their surroundings. Take also a vacation to just relax and enjoy nature. All those travel experiences enrich kid’s brains. It also makes us happy as parents to see our children enjoying the experiences with us.
A few months ago, I heard a beautiful song at my son’s school. His Kindergarten class sang “The World Is A Rainbow”. The song is about getting along with different people, working together, and living in harmony. It made me think that the world really is a beautiful rainbow full of wonderful people and places to see.
So my recommendation is: travel often and don’t forget to take your kids with you. Traveling with your kids will make you a better person….more tolerable….more sensitive….more patience….more human.
So now you know: experts confirm family vacations make children smarter. Next time you plan a family vacation remember you are giving your children more than just sunshine and ice cream. You are providing a lifetime of memories that will make them smarter and boost their happiness for life.
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