How travel educates kids

Florence Monique Boulard shares ways of turning the fun of travel into a learning experience

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In every day life there are opportunities for children to learn something new, even when they are not at school and going away on vacation holds limitless possibilities for kids to find out more about the world. According to Educational researcher Florence Monique Boulard from James Cook University, play based learning and travel are similar activities. Both stimulate the imagination, challenge the senses and encourage kids to engage in new experiences. 

For some interesting clues about maximising learning opportunities for your children while on holidays, read New cultures, new experiences: 4 ways to keep kids learning while travelling published by The Conversation.

Gabrielle Ahern

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