Find Your Homeschool’s Family Travel and Learning Style
So you want to get more out of your next vacation than another sunburn, right? We all dream of creating vacations that have everyone in the family having harmonious encounters that create the fondest memories of time together and extend the learning you’ve worked so hard to accomplish at home.
Of course, there are bonus points if it can be accomplished with no arguing, bickering or meltdowns due to complete overwhelm and frustration … and I’m not just referring to the kids here. Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself succumbing to the overwhelm of creating an engaging, memorable family vacation that includes experiences to expand on the foundations laid in your homeschool.
Believe it or not, when it comes to planning field trips and even family vacations (they are just extended field trips, aren’t they?) understanding the various learning styles of your family will help create an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Why do learning styles matter? We’re on vacation.
Many homeschool families are keenly aware of their kid’s learning styles. They could tell you if their child is a kinesthetic or auditory learner or one of the many other learning styles. But many families may not be so aware of what may or may not be important when it comes to thinking about field trips and family travel plans. Understanding learning styles helps prevent the overwhelm that a change in routine or environment can cause.
How to use learning styles to create the perfect field trip or family vacation.
- Consider each person’s learning style. Both the strengths and the areas that create the greatest challenge.
- Consider the school subjects and activities your family are passionate about. Or, what you are currently studying.
- Gather everyone’s ideas about what they consider to be a fun, true memory-making, family field trip or vacation. (be prepared for a cornucopia of ideas!)
- Take a deep breath and hope for the best as you soldier on trying to consider so many different ideas and opinions.
Stop the field trip & family travel planning madness!
It can be really challenging to know what would make an awesome field trip or family vacation super memorable. You want your family adventure to be engaging for everyone, don’t you? And let’s not forget, affordable too! Understanding your family’s different learning styles and how they work when applied to travel and field trips will offer a renewed sense of excitement and enjoyment.
Get the “This? or That?” Family Learning & Travel Style Game.
Most families love a good game! Use this conversation-based game to learn about what your family loves. The results of this quiz-style, interactive game will help you plan your next field trip or family vacation. It’s a great starting point to brainstorm likes and dislikes. It is also a perfect tool for seeing how to match family members up to create special ‘dates’ with kids that each one will really enjoy.
Plan the perfect field trip opportunity or epic family travel adventure by understanding learning styles. Use the “This? or That?” game to have some fun gathering ideas. Then, get ready for the best trip ever!
You can find your “This? or That?” Family Learning & Travel Style Game here.
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.