Good news for all of you traveling with children. You might have guessed it already for some time, now there is more evidence: Kids who travel with their parents do better in school! According to a recent study by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), 56% of teachers believe that travel as a very positive impact and students’ education and career. 79% of educators consider it a priority to increase the cultural awareness of students. For the study, SYTA sponsored a survey of 1,500 educators across the U.S. Furthermore, 80% of the teachers in the study said that travel is an “extremely effective” teaching recourse compared to computer-based learning alone.
It seems obvious for travelers, but traveling does help children do better in school and help them grow as global citizens. Apart from doing better in school, consider some other benefits:
- Increase cultural awareness
- New perspectives on history and geography
- Hands-on learning, and
- Time with the family.
Maybe the latter point is the most important one. In any case, let your children explore the world, and enjoy your travels!
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