Question: What are some activities to do while traveling that young kids can enjoy?
Lakshmi’s Learning: Focus on doing something that your toddlers/kids love (interests can vary by age). Generally, kids like animals!! Especially at the ages my kids were in this picture- 3 and 1.5 years old (before fears really hit).
We planned our entire trip to Thailand with the intention of bathing the elephant at this amazing sanctuary. It was a very humbling and sacred family experience. We talked about it for weeks and girls were so excited! They enjoyed the first hour riding and feeding the elephants. But as you can see by bathing time, they were tired and the novelty wore off! They later played with the other kids that live in the sanctuary... which was great too! The adults still enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience!
So the question I always get asked is, should you wait until kids are older for these experiences?—— I generally say this- no, do not wait!
Why??? - Because- there is no reason to wait for the “right time” in life. More than ever, I think we all realize that “you only live once” and life can be short. Even though the girls would have more fun now since they are older— it was still an awesome "once in a lifetime" type of experience with my parents too! These moments have shaped who they are today. And who knows when we will go to Thailand again- so many more places in the world to explore!!