As adults, a holiday is often a much-needed stress relief and a break from the everyday mundane. Your kids also need this recharge time and it can actually make them smarter! So if you’re debating about taking a family trip, here are some motivating reasons why you should.
Time With Family
The time that families spent together is crucial. The study A snapshot of how Australian Families spend their time shows that families are still spending time together despite the pressures of modern life. However, the quality of parents interaction is also important. Holidays give the opportunity to spend time with your children in a relaxed environment where you can give them your full attention.
Appreciation for Different Cultures
The internet allows us to access the sights and delights of our world but nothing can beat going to see it for yourself. The bustling markets of Marrakesh look beautiful in photos but you can’t beat the experience of walking down the cobbled alleyways, hearing the calls to prayer and sampling the local food.
Learning about different cultures can only be positive for children and helps build their geographic knowledge.
Advance Brain Development
Holidays can actually make your child smarter! This is because on a family holiday you are exercising two genetically ingrained systems deep in the brain’s limbic area, which can all too easily be “unexercised” in the home. The brain’s PLAY system is exercised every time you bury your child’s feet in the sand, tickle them on the pool lounger, or take them for a ride on your back. The brain’s SEEKING system is exercised each time you go exploring together: the forest, the beach, a hidden gem of a village.
The Opportunity to Learn a New Language
Nothing can beat being immersed in a country where you can practise your language skills. As a family, you could learn some phrases before you go and encourage your child to test out their skills. A motivating factor could be to learn how to order an ice cream in the local language!
Would you take your children out of school for a family holiday? Let us know in the comments section below if you have.
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