ladiestravelThe word vacation calls to mind beaches, sight seeing, and fun, but it is also one of the  best times to sneak learning in right under your kids’ nose.  To prepare for an upcoming trip, read about the history of an event you’ll be attending.  If you are heading to Daytona for the races, it will be more interesting to both you and your child if you know the distance of the track, the most dangerous corner, and how many people attend each year.

Travel planning can seem like a tedious chore to parents, but when you do it as a project with your child, it’s somehow interesting again.  Use Mapquest or Google Maps so your child can see the route you’ll be taking.  If you are driving, seeing which states you are going through, and how many miles it is, can help give kids a better understanding of how long it takes.