You might find it necessary to add some transportation crafts for school to help keep your kids engaged in learning this summer. Just because they aren’t in school right doesn’t mean they can’t be learning. In fact, studies show that children actually lose some of the lessons they were taught during the school year if those lessons are not reinforced, even in the smallest ways, throughout the summer. Regardless of whether you are planning to travel by plane or by car, there are many tools and tools that you can bring to make your transportation arrangement both fun and educational.
Obviously, you can’t bring things that are messy. At the same time, it is always important for children to work with their hands to help improve their motor skills.
For this reason it might be a good idea to bring along some crafts that are designed around templates. You might find these in a book at a local craft store or probably even online. Children cut around the lines to get the shapes they need and then they can trace or draw around them and color their own designs.
You can also use these templates with glue sticks to make your own shapes or animals. Glue sticks are perhaps the greatest craft invention because they allow you to use the properties of paste without the messy bottles and cleanup. They are perfect for in the car because they don’t spill and even if you drop them on the floor without the cap they don’t make a big mess.
Wooden puzzles are also a good toy to have on trips. Puzzles help to develop deduction skills and the larger wooden puzzles operate in three dimensions, which help to develop spatial thinking. For younger children there are some great puzzles that are designed to stay together, that is to say that the pieces fit into a framework. These are also appropriate for long trips because there aren’t many pieces to begin with so they are very easy to put away and store.
There are many kinds of educational toys and tools that you can buy to take with you on these trips. For the most part, you can use many things around your house, things that are familiar and easy to use. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these toys and tools either. Many of those that are available on the market right now are inexpensive.