We all know that vacations bring families together, but a recent survey shows that traveling may also help kids to be more successful in school.
The Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA) conducted a survey of almost 1,500 U.S. based teachers and discovered that 74 percent of educators believe travel has “a very positive impact on students’ personal development.”
Fifty-six percent of teachers also believe that traveling can have a positive impact on a student’s education and career.
Children who traveled with their families seemed to also have more tolerance and respectfulness in the classroom, as well as more willing to learn and try new things, according to the teachers surveyed.
Educators even witnessed how travel affects a student's personality in the classroom and playground. Everything from higher independence and improved self-esteem, confidence, adaptability, sensitivity, and self-expression were noted by teachers.
It’s important to keep in mind that not all families have the financial means to travel, but even traveling within one’s city to explore museums or culturally-focused events can inspire children and improve their personality at school.
According to 76 percent of teachers, it just takes one trip to really make kids fall in love with travel and want to travel more.
So pack the bags and hop in the car or on a plane in 2019 and watch how your kids improve in school with a family vacation.