It’s nice to take the kids out and have a fun time, but it’s also great to feel that the experiences that you are giving them are worthwhile in term of their education and development. After all, you want to give your little ones the best start in life that you possibly can. Luckily, these two things are not mutually exclusive, and you can even find some specific examples disused in the post below.
Country parks have a lot going for them, especially as the whether improves. They are usually free to enter, with just a small fee for parking, and they often have mapped out walks to take as well. In addition to this, you can frequently find kids adventure play areas, and some even have added treetop adventure courses now too, although you will often have to pay an additional fee to get access to these sorts of activities.
In term of education, you have the confidence-building nature of the physical play, as well as the possibility of seeing a different type of flora and fauna. Something that you can emphasize by walking a nature trail and collecting samples for scrapbooking and other crafts later on.
You can also add an additional educational aspect to the expense by signing up for geocaching online. This is when small containers are hidden, and you are given the GPS code so you can find them. Of course, as they are often disguised as rocks, buried underground, or cleverly hidden it is a challenging and educational process akin to treasure hunting that the kids are bound to enjoy!
An escape room is something of a new phenomenon, but that doesn’t mean that they are any less valid. In fact families all over the world seem to be enjoying this activity as a great way to bond as well as encourage curiosity and lateral thinking in their kids.
The idea that they are based on is a simple one. You are all place in a room with a certain amount of time to get out. Inside the room, there are clues that will help you solve the mystery and gain access to the exit. It great fun to do and it also encourages kids to work well in a team, and listen to one another, so its a truly worthwhile, yet super fun activity.
No matter which country you live in there is bound to be some site of historical significance that you can take the kids to visit. In the UK these can range from authentic castles to country houses, and even ancient ruins.
Many castles such as Warwick put on extra enterianments to make visits come to life.
A trip to such places is educational because it allows the little ones to see how people used to live and also helps them to make comparisons between the different standard of living for different groups of people in the past.
Many castles and country home are also filled with valuable artwork, so its a great way of coming historical education with an appreciation for the arts Something that is often sadly lacking in other areas of kids’ lives these days.