|What's a baby carriage doing on I95?|
|LAPs are great!|
If you have been wondering how we are teaching the kids while traveling, wonder no more. I call them: Learning Activity Packets or LAPs because the kids work them in their laps. I made ten packets; one for each road travel day. I included critical thinking skills, grammar, math, reading and some science and social studies. Most of their science and social studies took place at the actual places: Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Boston Harbor, Franklin Institute, Champlain's statue in Quebec, etc. We took advantage of any and every hands-on experience we could.
|Working in parking lot hence seatbelt unfastened.|
|Hands-on problem solving and inventive thinking|
Then, there were the lessons I didn't plan like how (or how not) to smuggle goods into Canada or how to use a GPS when you just missed the turn you should have taken or how great it is to be a citizen of the USA.
Life lessons learned... on the road. Hey! That could be our catch phrase! I can almost hear Mike Rowe's voiceover right now!