Thursday, 18 December 2014

Let's have a kid's vacation

“Baar Baar aati hai mujhko madhur jaad bachpan meri gaya legaya tu jeevan ki sabse mast khusi meri”.
 -Subhadra Kumar Chauhan                                        

It’s a good poem where the poetess has described childhood in very beautiful words. When we are child we are carefree, tension free and our life is hustle free. We don’t have to worry about a thing and all we have to do is fun. And if we are talking about fun let me tell you kids love vacations and they go crazy when they are about to have one well my kid does. They really love to spend good time with their parents having all the fun away from school and homework. So if we plan for a vacation we are always conscious that we do not leave even a single stone unturned and we ensure them a good vacation. We choose a good destination for our vacation and by good I mean a place where children can have fun too. Usually we adults choose a destination where we can enjoy to the fullest and leave the kids out but it should be opposite. The destination should be something which amuses the children and if they are happy and if they have fun directly or indirectly we parents enjoy the vacation too.
There are few points we should always keep in mind while we plan a vacation for our kids such as the vacation should be kids friendly, the booking for hotel or resorts and transportation should be arranged before arriving the place, the vacation should be well planned and should be discussed with the kids to ensure their involvement and the kids should be asked to plan for family games and funs together. Let the kids decide on what to eat and where to go for games after all they are on vacation and it will make them happy. Try to spend time together out there during the vacation. Anyways a couple can always have time after the kid sleeps. The parents should keep in mind all the requirements of their kids and should consider their likes and dislikes always. Parents should play small games and keep their kid occupied.   
As for a kid vacation means fun all the time. They add magical sparks to our vacation. They understand well that vacation means a few days away from home yet together with their family. No school, no teachers, no study and no homework.  So they are free of all the above things and just try to live in the moment and that is what makes them happy. The smile and loud laughs enlightens the whole atmosphere. It calms us too and we learn it from them to live a moment forgetting all the work and problems we have. They even enjoy the smallest games played with the parents. And if taken to some special place like an amusement park they add extra battery to the vacation. The excitement level that they hold within themselves is remarkable and that is what makes the parents happy and a vacation successful.
Club Mahindra has planned and started a campaign known as “Teddy travelogues” which is India’s first crowd sourced e magazine where children between ages 4-12 were asked to submit their entries under eight different categories and have arranged good prizes for them too. It was an opportunity for the kids to show their talents and creativeness about holidays. Also it would help us understand better that what have we been missing out that they wanted and what could add extra magical spark to our vacations. 
For more information visit the website http://membership.clubmahindra.com/TeddyTravelogues/index.html . And when you are going to have a vacation next time do keep in mind what your kids want from a vacation and make it a memorable one for them after all memories are all we have with us always.  

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