Traveling to Paris with your kids is an amazing adventure, but its understandable that you might be worried that they won’t appreciate the rich history which pervades the city. In this article, we will discuss the different ways you can help your children learn more about the history of Paris before and during your upcoming trip!
Preparing your kids for your trip is an important, but often overlooked, part of the planning process. You need to instill a positive image of the country your visiting and begin to prepare them with interesting tidbits of history so they can make positive connections while on the trip that will increase their knowledge intake and enhance the enjoyability of the trip. By building a positive image of the country you will be visiting prior to your trip, you can enhance your children’s’ curiosity and inspire them to make connections, making the trip more enjoyable on all fronts.
Children’s books set in Paris are an excellent way to peak a child’s interest. With beautiful illustrations of famous monuments and interesting tidbits of Parisian culture, children’s books are a great way to introduce your child to the sights of Paris before you even leave. This way when your child sees the Arc de Triomphe in person, they’ll be excited and remember the importance of the structure because they remember seeing it when you read them Madeline. Check out Goodreads for a Definitive List of Children’s Books Set in Paris.
YouTube videos and movies are also a great way to teach your children about Paris before leaving. There are billions of videos on the web for every topic you can think of including French history. Just search “History of Paris for Kids” on YouTube and you are destined to find videos that can help educate your children in a fun and comprehensible way. Watching films is another great way to introduce your child to the Paris. Animated classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame or The AristoCats are a simple and enjoyable way to get your kids interested in the French culture and history of Paris. There are so many wonderful movies to get your kids excited and ready to go! Here are just a few examples of great movies for kids that are set in Paris.
Arriving in Paris
After getting your kids excited for the trip, the next step is to actually go! Luckily the fun doesn’t stop when you arrive in Paris. There are plenty of museums and activities for you to do with your kids in Paris. Many museums have interactive activities for your kids to keep them engaged in the learning. For example, the Louvre has a guided treasure hunt to make the learning more interactive and fun. These activities are a great way to introduce new information to your kids. There are also many kid-friendly museums. No matter what they are interested in, you will be able to find a place that they will love.
The Chocolate Museum in Paris, for example, is a great place for any child (or adult) with a sweet tooth. The Palaces intricately decorated, and history-laden rooms will captivate your children. Stop in the Tuileries Gardens, which are the perfect spot for your active toddler to run around and chase birds while you admire the serenity and beauty of the park. You can even teach your child about modern art at the Musée en Herbe, which focuses on teaching young kids on how to approach modern art. Not to mention, your kids can take an adventurous boat ride where they will love splashing through the Seine and learning about all of the famous buildings and monuments on the riverbank.
ParisByM can help you plan the perfect trip for you and your kids. With a vast knowledge of Paris and the opportunities within, ParisByM is able to custom make your itinerary to fit all your needs. Book with us to make the best, most educational and fun experience for both you and your kids.