Make Your Child’s Education Multi-Dimensional With Trips Abroad

by Lexa Pennington /
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Sep 23, 2011 / 0 comments

Keeping a child excited and enthralled with school is not always an easy task - but it is important for you to feed their imagination and do your bit to support their education. Now there are all sorts of ways that you can do this, and if you feel that your child is showing an interest in one subject over others, then it will become clear that they have a natural talent for this subject - and that it should be explored further.

Now, of course, children have skills and talents in all sorts of different areas, ranging from the sciences to languages. If your child looks to have a leaning towards the sciences, then there are all sorts of things that you can do at home to support their learning. If you can, try and get a hold of the syllabus that will keep you on the right track - making sure that everything you are teaching them is relevant for what they are learning in school.

If your child is showing a penchant for languages, then there are things that you can do in country to help them to excel in the subject that they like (like giving them lessons out of school). However, nothing really beats getting to the country where they speak the language and really getting stuck into the lingo. Linguists agree that there is no better way of learning a language than by experiencing the culture and by practicing the language as much as you can whilst you are out there.

Obviously, if your child is learning a European language such as French, Spanish, or German then this will make a trip away much more likely for you and the family - and you might even like to work it into your annual trip away. Ask your child's teacher for hints and tips so that you can encourage your child to practice their language skills whilst they are away, to really maximise the learning opportunities.


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If you are worried about the cost of doing something like this, then there are ways that you can get to European countries on a budget. Low cost airlines mean that you can travel relatively cheaply and you can pick up last minute accommodation to get some good deals. If you are taking the whole family with you, then you will need to think about ways that you can keep your travel costs to an absolute minimum. Obviously, as your child is of school age you will have to travel at school holiday time - and this will of course add a premium onto the cost of your time away.

One of the ways that you can keep the price down is to drive to one of the airports that will offer you budget flights to where you need to go. If you do take the car then you will need to book airport parking.

If you're flying from London I'd recommend booking Heathrow Airport Parking as it normally works out cheaper than paying for a taxi and you can do everything on your own time.