There is absolutely no substitute for travel and having those experiences firsthand.
Everyone loves to go on vacations; sometimes with our friends, sometimes with colleagues and sometimes with our own family.
The vacations we take our children on are different in a very special way - Kids see vacations very differently from adults! Their expectations, their curiosity, and the way they see things creates a unique experience on every vacation.
How should we ensure that kids have good time during their vacations.
Why this question becomes so important here is because only if they have good time then we can enjoy our holiday too.
So here are some tips which would definitely help to let the kids enjoy themself and make their holidays memorable.
let them snap their experiences by their own selves
Giving toddlers their own (robust, child-friendly) camera encourages them to observe their surroundings and focus on what interests them. You might be surprised at the results from their knee-high view. Amongst pictures of feet and wheels, my three-year-old has shot flowers, animals, helicopters, boats, rocks and rabbit poo.
Apart from taking photographs, there are lots of ways to help your children preserve memories of your trip. You could buy a postcard for each destination and help them to note a single memory on the back, alongside the date or their age. You could also get them started on collections of things that can be found in most places, such as badges, paperweights, model cars and boats or toy animals.
Get your kids drawing and listing things they’ve seen and interesting foods they’ve tried. Who knows, this might also encourage them to try different foods.
Collecting postcards from places you visit and asking them to write themselves a message on the back means they can reach adulthood with a library of memories all their own.
Local toys are often worth seeking out, and make great gifts to take home. Apart from the novelty value, kids tend to like playing with the same things that local children have, and it can help with making friends.
If you plan on walking or cycling, remember that young children won't want to focus on getting from A to B, but on following their interests, so allow time for exploring.
Plan your route around the capacity of your youngest child and your ability to carry them. Try to choose a route where the scenery will change frequently.
Good choices for walks or rides include following a river or canal towpath; there are no hills to negotiate, and there's the possible bonus of water to play in and birds to feed. It's also a good idea to combine walks or rides with an activity such as swimming or taking a short train ride.
Most toddlers love the novelty of travelling by train, bus and boat, so ditch the hire car and use public transport where possible.
If you’re heading out on a long journey have a collection of toys to be handed out once an hour. Handheld puzzles, tiny colouring books, stickers, wordsearches etc .
I really hope my blogpost helps the other people out there to make their holidays with their kids memorable.
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