Travelling with kids

2H3A4580

Deciding where to go with your kids in Canada can be a daunting decision. Mountains, prairies, beaches, ice fields and easy-going cities are strewn across six time zones. Yet between sure-bet wildlife sightings, meeting real-life cowboys, hands-on learning about pirate history, roaming the plains for dinosaur fossils and ice-skating on mountain lakes, it’s impossible to make a bad choice. Add the fact that Canada caters to kids better than nearly any other country in the world and you may find yourself as many people do – bringing the kids back year after year.

FARM_1

Until you’re a parent, you cannot possibly appreciate how much is involved in getting every member of the family ready to get out the door each morning, let alone for a family vacation which take a lot of planning and preparation. I know this from experience. I also know that it’s worth it, because family vacations can provide some of the best memories of your life. If you follow my blog, you know that we love to travel and I’m going to convince you to travel with your kids. That it’s worth it! That it’s special! You can do this. It’s not going to be the trip you had before you had kids. It’s going to demand a lot of you. You have to be ON all the time. You have to plan.

803583897

Don’t be one of those people that gets to the end of their life and wishes they had done this or done that, but you could not ”because of your kids”. Life does not stop with kids! Believe me, you have a choice. There is a lot in life you want to do. You dream about, and traveling with your kids is something you have to do now. You have to start now. Start planning. Start thinking. Start running your fingers over maps. Start from the place where you live. Show your kids country where he was born, let him know the place and discover it.

Get the kids on board by involving them in the planning, and you will enjoy the process. Their specific role will depend on their age and your patience, but it could be colouring a map of the route, reading books or watching movies about the destination, helping to find a hotel within a budget, and planning which attractions to visit. They can also participate in the packing. Even small children can choose a favourite toy and book.

2H3A4590

2H3A4627

Trust your kids and yourself, show them how to take care of animals, take a ride to a farm! While kids enjoy hands-on features and animal contact areas at the farm, they will learn that most of the food they eat every day, and that taking care of animals takes time, dedication, and knowledge. Farms are a magical place for little eyes and hands!

p3

It is surprising how many children don’t have a full understanding of where our food comes from! By visiting a farm they can see firsthand where and how they get their favorite foods. Taking children to the farm exposes to them to the understanding that plants are grown and meat comes from animals. Based on their age, maturity and emotional sensitivity, you can introduce different concepts during your visit. For young toddlers, you may just identify animals and food.

sheep-in-pen.jpg.size.custom.crop.850x567

20150517_133724

2H3A4597

 Everything is possible if you believe yourself and trust yourself.

To be continued…

8 Comments

  1. Maine

    Beautiful shots! I really admire parents who travel with their kids 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much🙌💜 It is different but it worth it, definitely💯🇨🇦

      Like

  2. kate

    А еще деткам очень запоминается, прям в память врезается как картинки, время проведенное с родителями, бесценное время. Молодец, Маша, правильные вещи ты написала! Ну и животные прелесть, очень они заряжают своей энергией )))

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kate, Катюша, спасибо😻 Мой обожает всю живность – вот развёл меня на кроля🐰, так что скоро познакомлю с новым членом семьи💞

      Like

  3. Kids make travelling a bit of a challenge but we have found a few kid-friendly places. Some one should do a Travel blog on kid -friendly getaways (hint-hint)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ha-ha, that’s for sure 🙌 Thx a lot😃

      Liked by 1 person

  4. nice pictures! We have been in Canada (Quebec and Ontario) with our Kids last year and we had a truly awesome time.. Canada is really great for Kids, lots of things to do, to see, to explore 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, that is so awesome! Happy this post reminded you about your great trip to Canada! 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s