Traveling with children
Remember when your mom, uncle, gramma, or older sibling read books to you when you were small? It was a magical time – maybe at bedtime, or maybe during the afternoon on a stormy day when you couldn’t go play outside (or head outside to read in a tree, as I did). Books and family – two of my very favorite things.
We found a home. When we were invited to the White House for the Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship this past week, we knew we'd need a home base.
Chuck E. Cheese’s is an awesome place to go where there are rides, games, and kids running around just because they’re so happy. There are many fun attractions, such as a man in a costume dressed as a giant mouse with a big smile. There are also great deals on food, such as pizza and soda, for when you are hungry.
One of the best things you can do for your kids is to raise them as global citizens. And the easiest way you can do that? Well, travel with them - as much as you can, as far as you can. Because they will be exposed to many different people, lifestyles, cultures, and landscapes, they will be interested in - and care about - the world around them.
Traveling is an excuse to look at the world with new eyes. What’s different? What’s the same? It’s easy to get distracted by the big differences such as language, architecture, or dress. Training ourselves or our kids to look for the little interesting details is a challenge.
What sort of little detail?