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Incorporating Education Into Your Summer Vacation

Aug 17, 2007
Parents no doubt realize that it is important to educate their children. When school lets out for the summer, education is often the farthest thing from your childs mind. While a break from school is needed, children are still encouraged to continue their education during the summer. Education should always be a part of summer vacations. It should be interesting and fun for your child, and not too hard. After all, your children do deserve a break.

Vacation Education

Sometimes the fact that vacations can be educational experiences is unclear to people. It is possible and many vacations are not only filled with learning, but fun and excitement. If you are interested in scheduling an educational summer vacation for your and your family, you will have to decide on a summer vacation destination. When it comes to educational activities, you have a number of different options to choose from. Museaums, science centers, and aquariums are all great fun and educational places to visit. Even going to a place as fun as Sea World is educational for children. They learn about different forms of sea life. Or how about Disneyworld's Animal Kingdom where you can learn all about different kinds of animals? (Plus go on some fantastic rides!). Or how about an aquarium that has shows with whales, where kids can interact with different sea life? These attractions are fun, interesting and educational, but they can get expensive. If you would like to go somewhere less expensive, there are many interesting museaums around.

Visting Museums

When it comes to educational tourist attractions, many parents automatically think of a museum. Science museums, history museums, and art museums are located all around the world. How about going on a road trip and visiting as many museums and other sites along the way? It's always fun to drop in on small town museums. They always surprise you with what they have in their collections. Plus it's usually free, or quite inexpensive! If your child has a certain interest (maybe in dinosaurs), it would be a great idea to take them to a dinosaur museum. Try to choose museums that are designed with kids in mind. Museums that are the most fun for children are ones that have a certain degree of interactivity. Things like video, puzzles, audio and things that the kids can pick up and play with. Those types of museums are always the most fun!
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