Building leadership skills in your child should happen in and out of the classroom, and travel is a great way to do so! Leadership skills will play an important role in your child’s life, and travel can help foster them and sustain them throughout their life. Here are some of the reasons why travel is so critical to your child’s development and how you can squeeze more in.
Travel Opens Up the World
Just like you encourage your child to read and explore their imagination, travel opens up the real world and all of its possibilities. Learning how other people live and experiencing other cultures is an important part of child development. Children are like sponges, so putting them in a new culture allows them to experience and even learn parts of other languages, cuisines, and customs. Getting to view other locations is another way to help your child value the environment and taking care of the planet.
Travel allows your child to build leadership skills through taking on new responsibilities. Life on the road is different than life at home. Schedules change quickly, routines are variable, and your child will need to be more responsible for themselves. Everything from packing their own suitcases to navigating the map to see where you are going, travel allows them to add a whole host of skills to their repertoire.
It Reflects in the Classroom
Travel experience doesn’t just reflect out of the classroom, it also makes a huge difference in the classroom. Children who travel more have more experiences to relate to and a greater context to relate their new knowledge to. Many children who travel and see the world have higher grades immediately and over the long-term (think of the college admissions essays and writing portion on the SAT!).
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