Vacation is not only an activity to have fun with family, but it can also be an educational tool that is interesting for children. As we know, education can not only be done in schools or courses, but can be anywhere and also through interesting things.
How to plan a vacation that can also educate children? Here are the tips, as quoted from Helium.
1. Plan from afar
Before booking transportation and lodging, think about the experience you want to get from this holiday. Also consider what family members like and what activities can be enjoyed by the family during the holidays there. Do a little research; ask for recommendations to friends, meet travel agents or find as much information as possible about vacation spots via the internet to help make decisions. After the decision is made, you can find out more about interesting things and facilities that offer opportunities for education while there.
2. Create an Activity Schedule
Once you know what facilities are offered, make a travel plan by reserving certain activities and activities during your vacation. Then write down your activity schedule and try to keep referring to the schedule. That way, holiday programs and education can run smoothly together.
3. Begin Education From the Journey
You do not need to wait until you reach your vacation destination to provide education. On the way, you can discuss about the method of transportation used for the child or the geographical conditions of the intended vacation spot. You can also invite children to participate in research and planning holiday activities.
4. Request Explanation
After arriving at your destination, meet with a tour guide – if you hire a travel agent – or ask a few questions about the place you will live in. They can tell information about the best activities for children’s education, where you and your family can participate in it. Collect leaflets or brochures about different attractions, show children and let them decide where they want to come.
Make sure the activities are fun and can educate children. For example routine local museum activities, shows at zoos, wildlife reserves, or maybe an observatory. Ask for tour guide assistance to explain various things you want or the child knows.