Adventures as a whole family aren’t just important for kids because of the bonding time, but there are other significant advantages for kids. Adventures can be anything from overseas holidays to day trips. They don’t need to be expensive or extravagant, and the simplest of them all benefit kids so much! Here we put together a list of why family adventures are so good for kids.
Family bonding time:
Spending time with kids will give them the chance to talk to you, play and learn together. It’s a fantastic bonding time. Siblings will also grow closer together when they experience fun adventures together. Try and limit everyone’s screen time (including yours) and you will get to have some great quality time as a whole family.
Freedom and relaxation:
Getaways (or adventures) mean freedom for kids (and you as well). There are no responsibilities, and everyone can relax. Even if it’s for a short time, make it count and spend every day relaxing and making the most of it. These days life is just too busy, so taking time off isn’t just good for everyone’s bodies, but for their souls as well.
You know that saying “we never stop learning”? Well, learning is life. When we put ourselves into new (and sometimes even uncomfortable) situations, we learn so much! Exploring new places and seeing new things will teach kids new skills, build their confidence and provide knowledge on how the world works. If it’s an overseas trip, then kids have the fantastic opportunity to learn a new culture and see how other people live.
Most adventures mean seeing and meeting new people. When kids are exposed to new people, they learn how to interact with others who might be very different from their family and friends. This teaches them valuable social skills.
Being comfortable around water:
Summer adventures usually involve swimming. If your kids don’t go to swimming classes and learn swimming when they get to do it during family holidays, it is then that they gain confidence in the water.
Trying new food:
When we are outside of our usual environment, many things change..like food. Especially when we travel overseas - kids get the chance to try new food. Even picky eaters can come out of their shell after a busy day exploring or activities and try new food.
Adventures mean exploring places, which means some physical activity is involved. Whether it’s climbing up a hill or walking on the beach, anything helps little bodies to get stronger and fitter. It also develops a great habit and understanding that physical activity is right for you. Developing love to exercise from an early age is an excellent foundation for healthy adults.
Better stories to tell:
And finally, kids will have so much to tell their friends. Seeing and experiencing what’s beyond their usual routine gives kids the chance to tell their friends about their adventures while building their language skills at the same time. Besides, kids just love telling their friends about what they get up to outside their kindy or school.