Making Life Easier
Education for children today is an unlike what it was in yesteryears. The times of one-room schoolhouses, coal stoves, individual chalk slates, and one teacher for all grades mixed is a distant memory. The world is a different place than what it was, and education today has conveniences that children of earlier eras didn’t experience. Consider the following examples:
The ease of boxed pencils and electric pencil sharpeners, making it a snap to write on a piece of paper. How about pens, individualized crayon boxes, markers, colored pencils, paints, and more? Because they are so easy and inexpensive to get, children have much wider access to writing materials and art supplies as never before.
Backpacks. Having something to carry things back and forth to school in can make it easy to keep everything together in one place. And let’s not even begin on how cool it is to be able to pick a bag that sports your favorite movie character or superhero on the front. For little kids, that’s a great bonus.
Organizers. Often it’s difficult for young folks to keep in mind everything they need to create for different classes, and companies that produce planners have generated an easy, compact solution. Having a small book where kids can write everything down and keep track of it all is genius.
School lunch. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to put the homework from the night before in the backpack, let alone a sack lunch, too. These days, you can pay up front and schools will provide lunch for kids. This is especially nice if you’re a working parent and your mornings are super busy cuz you’re trying to get out the door, too.
What about educational learning apps? While we could cite many examples of how technology has changed education, one thing that comes to mind immediately is apps. Apps have changed how we interact with the world at large, and this is true for children, too., presenting your kids with a fun way to get the additional help they need without it feeling like a drag. And let’s not neglect all of the online educational resources that are free, too, in addition to YouTube channels dedicated solely to educational aims.
And in case you’re starting to wonder what any of this has to do with our industry, we’ll just tell you. Did you know that, as a motorcoach company, we also assist schools in providing safe, reliable transportation to and from school for today’s children? Having one vehicle that can transport an entire educational group is certainly a convenience that earlier eras wouldn’t have dreamed of. It’s easy to go and explore areas that simply wouldn’t have been possible a century ago. So, bottom line? When you need help getting your students from here to there, we hope that we’re the company you call!