1. Tape-record their memories
Kalyra has started producing content for our website of amazing Apollo bay accommodation – it’s an amazing method for them to record their memories, but also to learn very important interaction and imagination skills.
She’s contributed to this post on our website and is releasing one quickly on Singapore, produced her own vlog (she does these all the time, yet seldom releases) and in some cases takes control of our Snapchat to snap her view on life (Savannah does too), she takes photos and videos and typically directs the video production, and has appeared in various commercials.
2. Load the puzzles and books
School-aged children like doing puzzles.
Sudokus are fantastic for car travel and passing the time in restaurants and long lines. Kalyra and I like to play Boxes in the car. Kara also loves the Lonely Planet for Kids series and the Usborne Travel Activity books.
3. Do audio tours
Your school aged kid will enjoy walking a tourist site with the audio tour guiding them. They’ll be interested in the stories and will learn a lot. A number of these tours have kid’s variations. Savannah even prefers to pay attention to them. They’re also far better at paying attention to tour guides also.
4. Include them in the preparation and research
I say involve the kids in the preparation much earlier than when they struck school age, however at school age, they’re a lot more independent and able to make sensible decisions.
Offer them time (and aid) investigating where they are going so they can immerse themselves in the experience. They can read books, enjoy movies, search sites and play games.
Both Kara and I are now dying to go to Harry Potter land together. She simply finished reading the first book and we saw the film together. How great to have a shared passion with your children.
Always remember to include their interests as well. Kara took up surfing when we stayed in Lorne accommodation (and she’s pretty good), so on our America Unplugged trip, we’ll be discovering space for a surfboard and a skateboard.