Travelling with kids
Do's & Don'ts for Travelling with kids
DO take your kids with you when you go on holiday! A lot of parents don't want to take their children with them when they go on a trip as they assume their kids will be nothing but trouble and really bring the holiday down. Well you will find that a lot of the time this is quite the opposite, and that your children will actually make your holiday a whole lot more fun in the long run! You will also give your kids to experience new places and if you are going overseas new cultures as well which is great for their development!
DON'T travel long distances with your children without any form of entertainment for them! Kids can get bored very easily and will be easily restless if they aren't provided with entertainment for their journey. A simple book my make some children happy while others will require toys, games and music or a combination of all of them. If you are going to be on the road in a car you could always invest in some TV screens for the back of your seats so they can watch their favourite DVDs or even just invest in some portable DVD players as your kids will be entertained for the entire trip!
DO visit places that are kid specific. These could be theme parks built for kids or resorts with lots of kid friendly activities. Remember that a lot of these places will have services available that you can go off and relax yourself and leave your kids in the care of the staff at the place you are visiting, so this could be a great time to get some you time as well as letting the kids have bucket loads of fun! Do a bit of research into the places you are going and then you can find out all the things that are possible for both of you to enjoy!
DON'T always think that whenever you go on holiday with your kids that you will have to go to places that are only there for kids. There are lots of places you can visit in which your kids will have as much fun as you do, and don't ever think they won't want to see things like statues and monuments that are famous as you may be pleasantly surprised as to what exactly your kids want to see! Seeing such famous places in the flesh can be a great bonding experience for your children and they may even learn something along the way!
DO take your kids to places where they might actually learn something! Places such as museums or education centres may not sound like the funest places to visit when on holiday but you can be surprised as to what you may actually learn or what your kids will learn when you visit such places. So many different types of museum exist and a lot of them can be extremely interactive and fun for all different types of tourists. You will also find that a lot of these places will give you an insight into the place you are visiting, and if you are overseas then the chances to see some of that countries specific culture will be amazing for you all!
DON'T forget to educate your kids on the place you are going to and what they should expect when they arrive. This is important if you find yourself going overseas as you may be faced with all sorts of different cultures that your children may not understand and this could prevent them from asking numerous questions when you get to your destination. Just some basic education to the kids will suffice, such as certain cultural differences, differences in the food that may exist and other things that you think will cause a large amount of questions when you arrive. Making sure your kids know about the place they are visiting will be convenient for everyone involved and a bit of education in your child's brain isn't exactly going to do it any harm is it? Head to your library, jump online or just tell them what you already know!