Sunday, 16 March 2014

What Do Kids Learn on Holiday

We really look forward to our family holidays and the quality time we spend together is so precious.  This year we have been exploring Mexico and Grotbags relishes learning about her surroundings, from the new environments to the wildlife and also the fabulous people you meet. 
As a family we cannot see the point in visiting a new country without experiencing firsthand some of the traditions and values of that place.    One of the highlights of our trip was a two and a half hour trip inland to visit Chichen Itza, one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World.  There are no words that can describe the feeling of standing on sacred grounds and looking up at the pyramid, the sight is awe inspiring.  Grotbags nevertheless questioned the tour guide on several points.  They Mayans were quite brutal people and Grotbags did not like the way they treated people at times.  She learnt how they were marvellous astronomers and how Chichen Itza has 91 steps on each side and one at the top which add up to the days of the year.
Grotbags favourite part of the holiday was meeting the wildlife.  We took her swimming with dolphins and the sheer enjoyment on her face is a picture I will treasure for a long time.  She also learnt about the breeding programmes, habitats and conservation work that is being undertaken to protect these beautiful mammals.
These are just a few of our learning memories from Mexico.  But wherever you go in the world or the United Kingdom there are so many learning opportunities, if we got the chance to go to Wales we would love to visit the castles and explore the fabulous coastline as it looks like a great place to have some family fun.

 
This post is an entry for the Visit Wales #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge. Wales is the perfect place for a fun-filled family break.


2 comments:

  1. celebratingmums16 March 2014 at 12:00

    Fantastic post and made me learn about a place too. Commenting for myself@kateonthinice and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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  2. Thank you Kate, it was a fantastic experience x

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