Travel the world with your kids without leaving the house

Apr 7 2020, 5:02 pm

Travel is a universal activity that does not discriminate against age, and kids have some of the most adventurous and explorative minds of them all. Not to mention, traveling together as a family is something that builds bonds and creates unforgettable memories.

Children are no doubt feeling the same disappointment and stir-craziness of not being able to venture off as much as the rest of us are.

Travel company Skyscanner has developed a free, downloadable program that allows families to share travel experiences while educating children on different cultures as well as fascinating destinations from around the world.

The best part? You don’t have to leave your house to do it!

Every week, representatives from Skyscanner’s global network of travel experts will formulate activity packages that encourage kids to learn more about travel.

The downloadable packages are catered to children ages five to ten and include activities such as “destination discovery quizzes, travel-inspired coloring exercises, and continent-themed word searches,” according to an official press release.

The first pack is already available for download through the Skyscanner website.

Additionally, the packs contain “at home adventures,” which families can share across their social media channels.

Skyscanner will be implementing fun challenges for children, including drawing their best vacation; “Build a box,” which encourages kids to recreate their trips in cardboard box-built airlines, boats, and gondolas; and designing and naming their own flag.

“Travel provides a unique education for children,” Jo McClintock, Global Brand Director, said in the release.

“Whether they are exploring just an hour from home or discovering a long-haul destination, the power of understanding and appreciating others’ lives and cultures is critical to becoming a global citizen. Travel builds tolerance, empathy, and awareness, which we are endeavoring to recreate for families who currently are unable to let their children truly interact with the world.”

You love your family. You know that, they know that, we know that. But too much “family togetherness” can take a toll, and parents deserve a break too.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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