Family holidays should enrich children, expert says

Family holidays should enrich children, expert says

Holidays are not all about sun, sea and sand.For example, switching the beaches of Alicante for the canals of Venice is a great opportunity to help your kids learn about culture and history.

You can supplement your child’s education if they get the opportunity to use foreign currencies, experience other languages and visit geographically and historically important sites.

This is definitely something for parents to consider if they happen to take kids out of school to go on holiday during term time, Bob Atkinson from advises.

The ‘Maycation’, a holiday that takes place in the spring rather than during the traditional summer, is growing in popularity for family travel.

A survey carried out by ING Direct found that 22.5 per cent of the adult population took spring holidays in 2011, while 27.8 per cent intend to in 2012.

Holidays in the spring are drastically cheaper than during the peak summer months. This is more significant than ever as families are forced to count the pennies as the economy recovers.

Mr Atkinson suggests taking any break as near to the end of term as possible to minimise the impact on your child’s education.

Posted by John Donovan

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