I’m doing prompts for a travel journal for kids. Every day(ish) throughout April I’ll have a new prompt for the journal. At the end, you’ll have 26 prompts and free printables to create an A-Z Travel Journal for your next trip.
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Kids Travel Journal: L is for Language
If you’re traveling abroad this prompt is more obvious. Use it to either prepare for some of the language differences you’ll experience, or write down things you learn as you go.
There are certain phrases everyone should know when in a new country:
- Thank you
- Some numbers
- Where is the…
- How much is…
- Good Bye
And there are certain phrases you’ll likely start picking up quickly:
- How to order your favorite meal.
- Where is the bathroom?
- No, thank you.
However, just because you’re in your home country, or another country where English is the major language, doesn’t mean you can’t use this. Watch for language changes everywhere.
What about domestic travel?
I’m originally from Florida. I used to be able to guess, quite accurately, where people were from in Florida based on a combination of their accent and certain phrases they would use.
I remember sitting at a sandwich shop in La Jolla once. Everyone was speaking American English. There wasn’t any noticeable accent. But the general tone and language around me was so distinct that I knew I wasn’t in Florida anymore.
People just speak differently. So, the next time you’re on your trip, talk about the language you hear with your kids. Then give them the download below to process some of their thoughts.
Download the pdf by clicking on the image below.
Update: The download is now only accessible for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe here. Subscribers also get access to the resource library which includes free downloads once a month. If you’re still looking for something to download on this page, I created a one-sheet list of the prompts created for this challenge. Click on the image to download
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Question for the commenters
I know a big part of the A-Z Challenge is meeting other bloggers and leaving comments. So, to help those of you leaving comments, you can either comment on something above or let me know –
What phrases would you add to my list that travelers should know when visiting a new place?
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