The Washington D.C. metro area is home to countless incredible attractions that your family can enjoy this summer. You can learn about fascinating history and culture, attend a variety of fun festivals, hit the trails, and much more. Usually, parents do all of the planning when it comes to family outings. However, giving your children the opportunity to take over is a great learning experience in how executive functioning skills are essential for everyday life. Planning a trip reinforces and strengthens several key functions located in the prefrontal lobe of the brain, such as time management and cognitive flexibility. We’ve generated our own example for what this process might look like for a family activity that is fun for all ages.
So let’s begin planning our trip to Luray Caverns in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley!
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