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Do you Travel with Kids?

Tough its a time of #selfquarantine amidst the #Coronavirus scare, this post shares my experiences on Travel with kids. Save it for later! The travel bug bit me when I was little as we used to sit with Atlas and world map, to figure out our upcoming trips. This setting on the dining table used to turn into real-time adventures, which gradually made me fall in love with exploring places as a child. 

As a mom of one, I get the same vibes from my boy, who today wants to go on a trek, explore nature’s diversity, build his Avengers castle on the beaches, go sea diving, and capture the sunset with minutest details! 

We are a travel freak family, having traveled 7 countries, covering more than 60 cities with our 5year old. Traveling around the world with Kids has its charisma, even if it is exhausting (precisely in the initial years). We bowed to a few challenges which in turn opened up the pandora box of inquisitiveness and real learning. I do see couples leaving kids behind on their voyages, but for us, it is learning with immense bonding with every city we tour.

Why is it important to Travel with Kids?

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(blog post link in bio) Travel🌎 with kids? I see so many 👫 giving me a dreaded look even at the thought of it. But if you ask me, it definitely has a new set of challenges but the rewards outweigh these challenges manifolds. 👉Travelling with kids not just entail an element of fun, but they help in holistic development of a child. And I say that, after travelling to 5 countries🌏 and 15 places within India, with Arham. We started right when Arham was 4months old . Adapting to long travel times, tedious walks, varied food and cultures, are never easy, but this is what imparts an experiential learning to kids ———————————————————————— This picture was taken after we trekked⛰️ for around 3hours n Arham continuosly kept us stunned. We never thought that we would be able to trek up and down for 6 hours within a day with him. But he proved us wrong, kids have so much energy. He found a new friend in our driver, they chatted throughout, tried competing with one another, explored so many 🐛🦋🕸 🐝n 🕊🦜 on the way..We didn't knew when we all completed it —————————————————————————- 👉That's just one example, travel makes kids flexible. Arham astonishes me how he finds out similarities rather than differences when we are in a new country. 👉He has learnt to embrace nature and is well aware of conserving the nature n water and our travels have been a major factor . 👉It all depends on our mindset, forget those "perfect vacay and perfect photographs". Just find your way to create your own "imperfect stories" and you'll love every moment spent with kids on your vacations! . . . . #traveltales #travelawesome #traveltribe #travelwithkids #familytravel #aroundtheworldpix #aroundtheglobe #travelpicsdaily #wanderlusters #nomadiclife #digitalnomadlife #travellingmom #culturaldiversity #worldisbeautiful #innocentchildhood #lotsoffun #lifeisanadventure #exploring_shotz #photografia_natura #hiking👣 #naturewalks #experientiallearning #stemeducation #leoclydelove

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These 5 pointers summarise our experience of traveling with our kid, right when he was 4 months!

1. Travel inspires Curiosity:

Travelling is like a “Free-learning” module for kids. Kids are so curious about people, local culture, monuments, museums, Nature and almost everything. People ditch museums when with kids, but I need to admit that even the Museum visits have been so enriching for us. 

Questions keep coming and the answers (age-appropriate) are fed to cater to that innate curiosity. Travel is like a Free library to kids, with reads on diverse subjects. What Kids learn from their experiences and explorations is far more than what they do by “Rote bookish learning”. Travel makes a subject like a history as the most fascinating one, believe me.

2. Take up the Challenges:

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Enroute trek: Meghalaya

Travel agents said NO, Locals said Think again, but we went ahead! It was for planning a trek of around 5+ hours within a day with our 4.5year old. Well, it was not only completed with some crazy fun, but it also introduced new learning, to take on challenges boldly.  

When kids are exposed to small adventures, their hesitation converts into “acceptance” (when they are with their family). This acceptance pushes them to go beyond their comfort zones. Not just kids tend to take up challenges, such exposures enhance their confidence and this forms the base for their life, which indeed is not a cakewalk.

3. Family Bonding Time:

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Eze Village : France

Our travels are like building our dreams together. Traveling means a time fully dedicated to each other. Right from fun activities to those crazy discussions, vacations create life long memories which you’ll certainly cherish. It’s an unhindered time, with no additional stress, bust just to bond, and love every moment with each other.  

4. New learnings:

Our recent trip to France, made our little one learn French (basic). I saw it started when we were touring the smallest towns of Normandy region of France. While in Singapore touring a Historical Museum, he learned about the early age and establishments before and after the world wars. 

(And just name World War, he’ll narrate you all that he knows). Jokes apart, as you travel, kids learn about places, people, cultures. This, in turn, helps them shape the real world, in a much better way.

5. Adaptability:

If you’re a hardcore traveler, then you would agree that Travel is not all about comfort. There are elements of warmth, but you don’t get the same environment at every place. While we were touring Etretat for 2 days, we found that people didn’t even know English there. It was a hard time communicating, but communicating with gestures was what our boy learned (This triggered him to learn French too form people).

While we are camping, we just have basic amenities, nothing luxurious. Travel helps kids adapt to the environment they are in and yet devise their fun. This triggers flexibility in them, wrt their actions and thoughts.  

Traveling is an experience, a gift that you shouldn’t miss as a family. Travel with kids, you’ll never have a mundane moment, I bet!

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Double Decker Root bridge: Meghalaya

#Blogchatter A2Z

The theme for my Blogchatter A2Z is, “Around kids’ and mommy”. As we all are #selfquarantined in these trying times, there is so much to share around this theme. My posts would entail a few nuggets of wisdom and some fun activities revolving around my child, my world!

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Shanti Stupa: Ladakh

Much Love,

Jhilmil

Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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12 Comments

  1. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Traveling with kids is indeed essential. We have done it since my son was 2 months old! I like the reasons you have outlined.

    1. Yeah Noor, I know you as one Travel lover:)

  2. Travel is a great learning experience for kids. It helps them to adapt and learn about new things and exposes them to the new normal as well. It’s so wonderful that your child is enjoying his varied experiences and learnings on his travels to different places.

  3. I am with you on this thought dear, a well travel kid embraces the humility and acceptance. You series is a breeze of fresh air when we are locked down

    1. Thanks a ton Roma!

  4. Traveling imbibes curiosity and also the exploring nature in them. Looking forward to read more.
    #tmmreads

    1. True, Its an essential part in kids developement

  5. Rimjhim says:

    Lovely read

    1. Thanks 🙂

  6. Loved your theme Jhilmil and I agree with all reasons you had shared here. yes travelling enrich us with so many good experiences. looking forward to read your next posts of the series.

    1. Thanks Surbhi!

  7. Ruchi Verma says:

    Traveling with kids always adds so much fun …I agree that we actually explore more we travel with them.

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