The discovery of that very beautiful and large outdoor playground (read: the world) is of great importance for the development of children. This is why you should go on vacation with your kids.
Children (like you) also get happy with a holiday. But did you know that it also made them more creative and smarter. Exactly how that works? Stepping out of the routine and exploring a new, different environment gives your child’s brain development a huge boost.
For example, a child develops on holiday
‘What few people know is that holidays and travel stimulates children’s brain development,’ says British psychologist Dr Margot Sunderland. The brain is addressed on holiday in a different way than at home, triggering parts of the brain that are activated to a lesser extent at home. And all your child has to do for that is play.
Because your (child) gets out of the daily routine and is in a different environment, it is more stimulated to play. And that’s good for the frontal lobe of the brain, which is responsible for stress regulation, attention and concentration, planning ability and learning ability.
By the way, go into nature with your child, because research from the University of Melbourne shows that after 20 minutes in nature your child can concentrate better.
How much smarter do kids get to holiday?
During a holiday, not only the frontal lobe of the brain is stimulated, but children also improve their social and interpersonal skills when, for example, they come into contact with locals.
Also later in life, a child reaps the benefits of holidays. Children who have been traveling a lot are better able to look further as an adult, come up with original ideas and properly assess situations.
Children are going to see the world in a completely different way after a trip. They don’t have to worry about inequality in the world, climate change and other serious themes at all, but researchers like to emphasize the importance of small impressions. It is fascinating that there is no Fanta donated in cafes in France, but Orangina – every child will remember it well after the holidays.
And happy memories of beautiful holidays can help a child later if things aren’t going so well. By thinking about the beautiful moments you are able to approach problems with a new sense of perspective. Book a holiday with your kids quickly!