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Introduction of travel to children

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 10

Traveling is an experience all its own for children of all ages. We can begin with infants by story telling, introducing that child to far away places that have a true or fantasy place in the contexts. Aloud story telling with crescendos in the voice pull the listener into that location in the story. Explaining the fun points of the travel destination, even at this early age, is a welcoming way to introduce a child that does even talk yet.

A parent can bring an attitude of work while preparing for a family vacation or can enhance the preparation by making it exciting. Ample time to introduce this as a fun event is crutial for all included in the outing. Just for a comparison; try enthusiasm and then make your plans with drudgery and see the outcomes of each.

Children learn by example from the people around them, including the parent that travels for their job. Quickly, the members of the household either embrace the traveling mother or father and can just as instantly learn the distain for this ordeal. If a send off, of the traveling spouse is a happy, joyful one, the child is given an example of a great feeling felt for travel. Certainly the welcome home is the finishing touches on this activity if a small gift is purchased for the family members which the travelers delivers on the homecoming.

The Internet opens up an entirely new way to see the world and all that is in outer space as well. Interest in searching land, sea or outer space travel with your child, plants a seed of desire. Let the young person set the tempo for learning, so the attention span is focused on what that youngster can and wants to absorb. Keep their place, make notes so when the interest again fluorishes, you can resume where you left off in your journey.

Everyday jaunts can have a travel flair when you think about it that way. It might divert some anxiety if the trip to the doctor is planned with an idea with a travel theme. Pack some special play toys in a small suitcase to bring along familiar play things, whether it is an appointment for you or the child. Some new additional toy should be packed so there is excitement upon unpacking the luggage.

As maturity in the child becomes apparent they can help in vacation planning. Consider co-ordinating their thoughts as to the destination too. Allow them to plan their packing with some supervision from the parents. Ask their suggestions when you are packing so they know it works both ways in enjoying the journeys you take.

Construct picture albums, scrapbooks and any other ways of remembering the great times you had together while traveling with your loved ones. Share the many things you saw and activities you experienced with others who did not travel with you and your child. The excitement can be doubled when remembering the good times of that trip.

Start early in a child's life to introduce them to the wonders of travel.


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Comments

Sep 29, 2009 9:49pm
Sonni57
Kids love to travel until they find out how long it takes. Great article on travel introduction for kids.
Sep 30, 2009 1:14pm
goodselfme
Tx Sonni57 for you valued comment.
Oct 16, 2009 5:34pm
Jack_Luca
My kids have always loved to travel, I wish I would have done scrapbooks of each vacation like you suggest
Oct 16, 2009 7:10pm
goodselfme
TX Kristara for your valued comment.
Oct 16, 2009 7:10pm
goodselfme
TX Kristara for your valued comment.
Nov 1, 2009 8:58am
JennyHeart
Great article! I try to take as many pictures as possible. Our memories are like a camera. Taking pictures helps keep our memories alive even for children.
Nov 1, 2009 8:58am
JennyHeart
Great article! I try to take as many pictures as possible. Our memories are like a camera. Taking pictures helps keep our memories alive even for children.
Nov 1, 2009 5:30pm
goodselfme
TX JennyHeart for your valued comment.
Jun 30, 2010 10:14am
snowfence
Thanks for the article introduction of travel to children.
Jul 10, 2010 1:58pm
Deborah-Diane
Traveling is an important part of a child's education. They can learn to help pack themselves, they can read to you articles about your destination, and they can learn to read maps and figure out how long each leg of the trip will take. We began traveling with our children when then were less than one, and always had a great time!
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