Read to Kids – Travel Books
Make the MOST of any travel vacation: Read to Kids about Travel
To make the most out of any family vacation with kids you need to prepare them. Help them become familiar with what they will see and experience. Reading kids’ books set in YOUR vacation destination is the very best way to do just that! Get little minds thinking of all the wonderful things to see on the family’s adventure! Have them use critical thinking skills and discuss questions like: What will be the same as the way we do things at home? What will be different?
Diversity is at the heart of what makes our planet beautiful and unique. Prepare the kids for life by showing them how to handle and accept diversity. Using books is a great way to start conversations on how people all have similarities in addition to differences. Click below for some great suggestions for reading kids’ books about diversity.
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Don’t let this happen to you: Read to Kids about Travel
Some people travel on a long awaited trip, come home, look at the photos and think….where was that taken? Which church was that?? Or even worse, spend time on a guided tour thinking, “Another Madonna and child painting?? Another church? Another beach? ” and have no idea what they are seeing or why. Don’t let this happen to you and your children.
Reading before you go will have them understanding, learning, and CARING about what you will see on vacation.
Improve your trip AND your child’s intelligence: Read to Kids about Travel
We want children to remember, internalize, and make these experiences part of their core being! When a child learns something they add to their schema, or background knowledge, which will help them in their education until the end of time. Layering the learning by introducing information and then showing it to them on a vacation is the best way to internalize information. Use travel to get smarter and improve skills for the kids in the family! Vacation AND learning? What could be better??
A GREAT way to get the wheels turning and introduce information about your adventure destination AND improve your childs’ intelligence and academic educational success is reading. Stories with familiar characters or beloved animals will pave the way for learning – really learning about the new culture they are going to experience. I’ve spent hours and hours reading books, reading summaries, reading about authors, reading reviews, so YOU DON’T HAVE TO! This list is comprehensive and all you need for getting starting daydreaming and learning about your trip. Read with the kids! Read kids’ books set in or about YOUR destination or listen with an audio book.
Need more proof that reading is valuable? A study published in the Economic Journal, shows that ‘boys with easy access to books tend to have higher incomes when they become adults than their counterparts who grow up with few or no books by their side’ and “Men who grew up in households filled with books earn 21 percent more..”. So, read before your trip! It will be fun AND will make your kiddo smarter and wealthier in the long run.
Read at bedtime and have sweet dreams about your upcoming trip! Or download to an IPAD or Kindle and read on the loooooooooooong flight over. These are perfect for any storytime before, during, and after a trip, too.
Before your next family vacation – get out the books! Snuggle together, read and learn. Reading to the kids is a great way for you to learn, too. Refresh your own memory and learn a little to enjoy your family vacation even more, too!
CLICK on YOUR next destination for a list of books for the kids.
Read to Kids about Travel! Each book list has books separated by category and includes all the information you need to make the right choice of book before your vacation. Find photos, a summary, reading level, and the right age for the book. All the work done for you!
Where are you traveling next? What would you like to learn about? I’m working on the next book list and would love to know your thoughts. Please leave a comment below and let me know where you are off to!
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