Travel and books go hand and hand and one of the major keys to our
homeschooling plan, is reading about places before, during and after a
trip which enriches the experience.
”One free lunch in the world is to learn another language in early childhood.”- Pinker, MIT Linguist
TOP TIP FOR EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL WITH KIDS
Kids love fun and travel icons, so one of the best educational tips for young travelers is dressing them up in local costumes. This helps them connect deeper to the culture and the history and it is a fantastic souvenir too that takes up little room in your suitcase.
BUDGET TRAVEL TIPS
You don't always have to buy them, sometimes you can just borrow them from locals or they are part of the tourism photo opportunities like these photos from the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China or Alhambra in Spain. We travel on just $23/day per person, so sticking to a tiny budget is important to us.
MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE
Yes, it may be a bit corny, but kids love it and it always ends up to be a giggle for the whole family and a photo treasure that you will enjoy forever that brings the happy memories back.
"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." - Streightif
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF HERITAGE TRAVEL
Sometimes when doing heritage travel, it is hard to resist the clothes of one's ancestors. It certainly made Edinburgh's Festival in Scotland, more exciting for us with our daughter dressed in a tam and kilt from a family traditional pattern and fisherman sweater.
Fablulous first hand lessons with a street performer added unexpecgted magic to our tour.
"Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings." Carter
Sometimes it's small things like this adorable Venetian mask that she wore on the gondola ride where she played the violin as we explored Venice.