Tag Archives: traveling with children

reading vs. television

Television has always been a difficult issue for families.  In our family we avoided broadcast TV and watched only parent-approved DVDs while our son was little.  But those rules began to relax when he started to visit his friends. It felt like TV was a Pandora’s Box; once we let it in, it grew more […]

GO TEAM GO!

GO TEAM GO!  Seize the day!  Life is short!  There’s no time like the present!  Just do it! Traveling and learning are naturally compatible activities; one enhances the other.  Together they create a different state of mind where the world becomes a classroom and all the people in it are teachers.  Homeschooling on the road […]

a perfect museum

Museums are one of the greatest inventions of all time.  For a homeschooling family they are high-quality on-demand interactive curriculum providers.  Think of all you could learn if you just went to museums five days a week! Italy is packed with museums of every size and description.  In Rome we lived across the piazza from the […]

the power of positive disruption

Traveling is a disruptive activity.  It eliminates your usual routine.  The scenery changes along with your state of mind and your curiosity muscle gets a workout.  So when you travel with kids, I think it’s a natural opportunity to experiment with homeschooling. Our experiment came at a time when our son Angus was struggling at […]

all you need is love…

Homeschooling is not difficult but it is time consuming.  It takes time to prepare and supervise homeschool lessons but it’s no hardship when you love your kid and enjoy being together.  I think this is why homeschooling and traveling are a natural fit – away from your regular schedule you have more time for yourself […]

unplugging

Homeschooling on the road requires unplugging.  Step away from your usual distractions and quietly observe.  Of course, you’ll have to unplug your kid, too.  Nobody panic!  Just try it for a little while. When you’re traveling there’s alot of new stuff to see so it’s a perfect setup to observe your children interacting with a […]