24.6.21

7 Summer Day Trips for Under 5's to Support Learning

Are you hoping to head out and about with your little one this summer? Not only will children enjoy a casual day trip, but they can also learn new skills along the way. Let's take a look at seven ideas to keep in mind now that the weather has become more agreeable.

Take a Nature Excursion

Enjoying a trip to the local park is an excellent way for children to get to know the world around them. This also acclimates them to the general public. As an added twist, take a handful of digital pictures and then spend some time creating a memory book with your little one.

Check Out the Local Zoo

It is always a good idea to introduce your child to animals at a very early age and there is no better place than the zoo. There are plenty of toddler-friendly activities to schedule and there is no doubt that your child will have a blast.

A Trip to the Library

Libraries contain many other items besides books. In fact, it is a good idea to speak with a representative in order to discover whether there are any child-friendly activities being offered (these are common during the summer months). Why not teach the power of knowledge at an early age?

Berry Picking at Nearby Farms

This next suggestion is ideal if you live in a more rural area. Children love picking berries and they can also be taught about the importance of a diet rich in fruits. If public events are indeed available, the chances are high that other children will be present. This is also a great way to monitor how your child interacts with others during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). If you are curious to learn more, you can read about EYFS tracking here.

Indoor Play Areas

This is an excellent suggestion for both parents and children alike. Adults can take a bit of time to relax while children can explore fun environments within supervised settings. There can also be times when indoor playgrounds offer obstacle courses and similar challenges that require a child to think outside of the box.

Stargazing

Why not take a road trip to nearby rural area in order to stare up at the stars? Children can begin to learn about astronomy as well as their unique place in the universe. Just make sure that there are no clouds in the sky!

A Children's Museum

These museums offer a host of educational attractions including craft areas, make-believe grocery stores and even IMAX theatres. While some museums may be slightly more expensive than others, there is no doubt that your child will love the experience.

Please note that these are only seven examples of the countless possibilities to explore if you are hoping to plan a day trip in the near future. Thanks to agreeable weather conditions, there is no better time than the summer to head out and about.


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