Productive Summer Breaks
Summer breaks are the cherry on the cake for every school going kid. It is a time of fun, frolic and absolute indulgence in summer activities.
As a parent, it is natural to be concerned about your child’s productivity in this huge chunk of time. The only way you can get them to put it to good use is by not compromising on the ‘fun’ factor of the break.
In fact, it doesn’t take much to convert an idle summer into a creative and exciting one. Here’s how:
Back to Basics
There was a time when the only recreation kids had, was to keep themselves physically and mentally active through outdoor games and indoor playtime. Time spent indoors today is mostly behind the blue screen.
Kids are facing a problem of plenty as there are a number of summer activities, they can keep themselves occupied with the advancements in entertainment and technology.
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However, limiting the time spent on this and engaging in simpler habits like reading, playing outdoors or even bonding with other people can be useful. Newton found his calling when an apple fell on his head outdoors. So, it is only possible that the world can also inspire your kid to think and create.
Train the Brain!
Children are at their sharpest best when happy and free. Kids can be encouraged to play and experiment with a variety of summer activities in their breaks. This will boost their creativity, spatial awareness and communication skills.
Starting off with puzzles or building blocks and leveling up to basic coding, there are so many concepts that can be learned whilst having fun. Games such as arranging jigsaw puzzles, playing board games such as Scrabble and chess help kids, think fast and efficiently. Engaging in our wide range of online TACtivities can give them the satisfaction of setting up something by themselves as well.
Find a Hobby
Hobbies are healthy. Hobbies benefit children in many ways. It gives a child an opportunity to express and discover themselves. Hobbies prepare children to set and achieve goals, solve problems and make decisions.
Hobbies, like poetry or story writing, painting and sketching, clay modelling and pottery, help children use their creative abilities to make something unique.
They use their imagination while undertaking these summer activities. They learn to think and visualize so as to come up with newer ideas. What your children pick up as simple hobbies, develop into full-fledged skills in later years.
Mix it up!
Children need plenty of opportunities for creative play and innovative thinking. Start by providing activities that are based on the children’s interests and ideas. This involves learning how to listen intently to what children are saying.
However, the summers are an opportunity to step outside their comfort zone as well.
“A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for.”
Your child has the potential to reach new heights and realize what makes them excited when they have the chance to broaden their experiences. These activities are where kids can expand on their talents, meet new friends, learn new skills, and develop useful social skills.
As parents, you can show your kids the ropes when it comes to opening their minds and hearts to new adventures. Some kids will be receptive while others may need some convincing. But no matter their interest level, you can be sure that they will benefit from your motivation and push for them to explore and become enlightened!