One of the most important things that you could teach to your children is the fact that the world is made up of different cultures. Wherever you go, you’re going to see people speaking different languages, eating and cooking different foods and even dressing a different way. If you teach your children and your teenagers that the world is chock-full of different cultures, you’re going to help them to appreciate the differences in people and the traditions around the world. This is going to help them to go a long way in life – further than most!
The world is a huge place and while it’s scary to think about your kids heading off on study trips and exploratory adventures without you there, these are trips that are going to give them a whole new perspective on the world beyond their bedrooms. With the help of your imagination, your support and their schools, your children can thrive in a world that gives them experiences and education beyond what they get at home. Here are some of the ways you can do it.
- Get Your Kids A Passport. You want to take them on adventures and allow them to go on adventures with others, right? Well, international adventures require a passport, and the best thing that you could do is give them the ticket they need to get out there and see it all. Let them help you with the application and talk about the places that you could all go to when you are making a list of places you’d like to visit as a family.
- Get Out The Map. Once you are ready to travel the world, you need to show the kids where everything is. With a passport, you have the first step, and now you need a map and some pins! Get the kids to pin the places you want to go, and then use string to link the pins together to plan your trip. Every single time you visit a new city, use more pins to pin a photograph and something you collect from the country to the top of the map.
- Teach Your Kids The History. If London is on the list of places your children want to visit, get learning the history! Part of touring the city will be in learning about it. Dig up some documentaries, talk about the weather and make a list of landmarks. The more they learn about the history of a place, the more they can immerse themselves in the culture.
- Craft. When you decide to go somewhere exotic, make sure that you get shopping for crafty bits and pieces! You can play dress up with the younger children, create swords and armour and pretend that you are in medieval England. There’s plenty that you can do to bring world culture into your home, and being creative gets the kids interested!
Culture can be something you’ll discover together. With these tips, you can get started!