When kids are young, going anywhere with them can be a hassle. There is bound to be fussiness and fighting, especially if there is more than one child. In spite of the frustrations, though, taking kids places can help to open up their worldviews and give them a change of perspective. Taking kids places can also be highly educational. After all, wouldn’t you remember the states and their capitals better if you had actually been to that state and seen the capital?
Places throughout the U.S. to Take Kids
The Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls both make great vacation destinations to inspire awe and make for memorable and educational trips. These phenomenons are both natural, so there is much to be learned about science and nature from these trips. If the family is road tripping or flying, there is also a geography lesson in store. While visiting the area, do a little site seeing and really delve deep into the history of the area. Doing these things can add richness and depth to the experiences for the whole family. Visiting the beaches in California, Florida, and Maine can give a little contrast and show kids how different the coasts of our beautiful country can be. Of course along the way, it always helps to peak interest when there is a Disney or Six Flags trip involved.
Places in Everyone’s Back Yards
If traveling across the country is out of your reach or not your style, there are still plenty of ways to make education fun right in the back yard. Every area of the country has a rich history that is just waiting to be explored with the help of local museums, welcome centers, and historical sites. While you may not be able to instill the same geography lessons, science and history lessons are available and even sometimes free.