City Weekend Parents & Kids: Field Trips: A Fun and Important Way to Learn

When parents take their children on visits to museums and cultural sites, they create fun memories, with the added benefit of providing learning opportunities for their children.

According to Dr Jay Greene at the University of Arkansas, taking children on field trips helps them develop "measurable increases in critical thinking skills, higher levels of tolerance, and 'historical empathy'". Greene and a team of researchers conducted a landmark study documenting these benefits, and revealed that field trips result in children developing a "taste for being cultural consumers in the future".

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