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Have you noticed that once you start to travel and see the world. the more of the world you want to see?
That’s kinda where we are at right now. We all want to see and learn more about the world. We are planning more trips for this year, but we found a great way to satisfy our wanderlust until then… we have been spending time experiencing some cultural experiences in our own home town and using technology to learn about the rest of the world until our next big trip!
One of our favorite places to visit for a fun cultural experience is to Old Town San Diego.
We love everything about it… from the entertainment to the food! There is a definite Old California feel along with food and fun from the early Mexican settlers. We planned to spend a few hours eating and exploring… and there was so much to do that we actually stayed a bit longer than that. Next time we plan to take some tours too.
The girls and I talked to a sweet lady about these amazing dancers. She explained that in their culture they show happiness by dancing and that the children have been practicing for their performances since they could walk!
Our meal was a Mexican Fiesta! We really enjoyed the refreshing drinks, nachos and veggie tacos!
When we came home The Little One wanted to learn more about different countries and cultures so she went on her MWorld App!
“Monash University, based in Australia, has recently released MWorld which is the first educational app for children ever produced by a university, which aims to change the way children learn about their world. The app aims to captivate children with a world of stunning multimedia, enthralling gameplay and cutting-edge interactive content – providing kids with a global perspective, unleashing their curiosity and reinforcing their knowledge. Involves an educational game environment that encourages kids to challenge themselves and create their own mini-world from the ground up. Leading academics have been behind the scenes of MWorld designing over 50 titles within the app to engage children in a range of subjects including art, science, geography, history, and literature.”
We love this App. The big girls enjoy it just as much as the little one. I was trying to think about how I can even explain it, but the best I can say is that it’s the best of every app we’ve ever used rolled into one. MWorld let’s kids everywhere explore the world from their own home. As the kids explore the world and learn about deep oceans and high mountains, they are earning points that they can redeem to build their own virtual world.
For little ones that get bored easily this is a great app for them. There are so many elements to explore and do that they won’t ever get bored. We’ve had it for a few weeks and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can offer. The Little One keeps going back to two sections and playing them over and over again. Because MWorld is an iPad app aimed at 8 to 12 year olds, I know in the future she will want to keep enjoying other areas of the app, but she is happy with these two for now. One of the biggest issues with educational apps is that they can be boring and limiting, definitely not the case with MWorld.
The older two think it’s pretty fun too! They would love to use it more, but The Little One doesn’t share it too often.
I love everything about this post! Such a fun excursion and love how you incorporated education with this fun app! Plus, the pictures of the nachos are amazing. Time to eat lunch!
I love how you tied it into a trip to Old Town. It has been soooo long since I visited. The app seems really neat!
Beautiful pics! I’d love to go travel around Europe with my kids!
Ahhh old town! I haven’t been in a few years!!! This app sounds pretty cool!
What a wonderful time away and such great photos too. Holidays are truly a joyful time for families… 🙂
This looks like such a fun place! I’ve always wanted to go to San Diego!
This sounds like a wonderful app. I feel that travel and learning about new cultures is so important.
I am going to tell my daughter about this app. I think she will like it a lot.
Those pics are amazing…and the food looks amazing!!! I visited L.A and Santa Barbara but wished I could have made it to San Diego. By the looks of it, it’s beautiful!
This sounds like a great app. I definitely think my kids would love this. I think at may have to give this a try.
I love apps that teach. My nieces are always playing with my tablet, so this is something I would love for them to get into.
The pics from your trip are amazing! This app sounds like such a great idea – it’s so important for kids to learn about the world and other cultures.
I have family in San Diego! This makes me want to plan a trip!
I’ve always loved traveling throughout my life. It is true that the more you travel the more you want to do it over and over.
Those pics are stunning! I think my kids would really like this app.
Never mind the kids, this sounds like an app that I would like too. Exploring the world as a young child is both educational and I believe inspires them to travel to those destinations some day.
We love travelling a lot as family. The photos are absolutely wonderful & I am sure you have had a great time with your kids & they are definitely enjoying it. It is always great to learn about different countries & cultures & an app like MWorld is really a great tool for kids to explore the world.
How wonderful that the University is getting involved in this way – and I so agree with “Have you noticed that once you start to travel and see the world. the more of the world you want to see?” Loved your storytelling with images and the fab info!
I love apps that sneak learning in with the fun. I think it’s great to teach kids that learning doesn’t have to be boring.
What a generous gift. i do hope lots of readers with young children sign up.
I visites Old Town years ago. It was so much fun and I got some great items to take home.
This all looks delicious. If it wasn’t 8 degrees I would be in the car right now to find a dish like that to eat!
it’s a beautiful place. So cool you got to visit and use this app.
Looks like you guys had a great time! I love to travel with my little ones!
We love travel! We like to take little trips in the summer. And my gosh, those nachos look delicious!
I absolutely love travel and would love to do more of it. especially if it landed me in fun places like this!
I agree Heather. There’s so much we want to see and we’re waiting to start chalking out plans now that our youngest turns 1 tomorrow and can enjoy longer trips now. Travelling definitely builds so much in a person!
I just love this part of San Diego, I took the kids a few years ago! Sounds like a great app, I will have to check it out for my kids.
I’d want to take a big road trip. It’s my goal to see all 50 states!
Yes! There is so much more we want to see! I’d love to take the kids to Paris with us. It’s where we got engaged. It would be great to be there with them. It’s on the list.
What an awesome app! It sure looks like you guys had a great time.
I love to travel. I agree the more you see the more you want to see. My kids would love this app.
Wow – such enthusiastic comments! We’ve put a lot of effort into MWorld and really hope you like the results.
Where would you travel with your family if you won our $25,000 Trip of a Lifetime. China? The Congo? Coolangatta? Tell us and just maybe you’ll be packing your bags before you know it!
I love this kinda of travel experience, need your assistance to get my travel documents so that I can take a trip with my kids to San Diego.
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