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Travelog

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Keep a family journal on your vacation trips, as well as a photo album or souvenir scrapbook.
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MATERIALS: Notebook or blank book (or postcards for variation), pen, colored pencils

Keep a family journal on your vacation trips, as well as a photo album or souvenir scrapbook. When it comes to reliving your adventures, youll find that words often say more than pictures. Have all the members of the family take turns writing an entry in a notebook or bank book at the end of each days travel or stay. (Children who dont write yet can dictate to a parent or older brother or sister.) Leave the substance of the entry to the writers. They may want to describe something you all saw, recount a mishap with the luggage, or retell an anecdote about a historic place you visited. Take along a box of colored pencils in case your writers want to illustrate their entries. Back home, help your children intersperse the journal entries with photos and other paper souvenirs, and paste them all in a scrapbook. Your children may prefer to keep a postcard travelog. From every place you visit, the children mail themselves a picture postcard describing what they have seen or done in that particular place. When they arrive home, a stack of postcards will be waiting for them. Your children can then reorganize the cards, punch one or two holes in the top of each card, and insert binder rings to hold the deck together. From time to time, flip the cards over one by one, read, and remember.

Travelog