It is very necessary to keep children occupied or busy during vacations in some way or the other. Keeping children busy in hobby classes or extracurricular activities can help to avoid wastage of time during vacations. This activity will help children to learn new things and improve their skills. Read on to find tips for keeping your child busy during vacations.
Vacation means no studies, no homework and no specific time table for children. Since they follow a definite routine everyday especially during school days, they simply love to have lots of free time and do whatever they like. But, after few days they get bored and will perhaps get destructive or will try to go out even in sun to play.
The main problem in summer is to keep your children indoors. For this you need to keep them occupied and it will be successful only when the engagement is positive and gives them some results. Here are some ideas that can help you keep your children busy during summer vacations:-
School or Community Activities
Keep your child engaged in extracurricular activities which are organised by the community or school. As such activities are organised by school and many schools friends take part in it, your child may easily agree to join such extracurricular activities.
Organise a Family Trip
You can go out for a trip and have fun spending quality time with your family. Probably you wanted to go to a place or you can plan some new place.
Enroll Your Child for Summer Camps
Get your child engaged in summer camps if they are interested. There is whole lot of fun and things to learn in these camps. Your child will have a different and unique experience and will learn to manage many things independently. When you are sending your children for summer camps, make sure you are well aware of the safety and security arrangements over there and see that your child is more than willing to go there. Do not forget to check out the medical staff work at the camp.
Involve your Child in Creative Arts
You can look for the option of scrapbooking. Introduce your child to the creative art of scrapbooking especially when your child has creativity and imagination in him. You can provide him with some memorable pictures and other interesting keepstakes and let him arrange and put together things according to his wish. Make sure you have an idea about the interests of your child. Try to find activities and if possible help him to improve his skills by joining related classes and courses.
Habit of Exercising Regularly
Encourage your child to follow a routine of exercise and you can also make him join a yoga class for better results. Yoga helps in improving concentration and keeps the child’s mind and body healthy as well.
Involve Child in Household Chores
Ask your child to help you in your household work. Children love to take responsibilities especially when they are considered younger than what they are allotted to do. They can fold clothes; arrange books and toys, dry utensils and plates and so many other household works. This will not only help them stay busy, they will also learn cleanliness and stay in discipline.
Things to be avoided.
Avoid and do not let your child watch TV or play video games the entire day. This will do no good to him, instead it may harm his eyesight or make him overweight during vacation. Along with preparing their favourite food items, you should pay attention to the nutrition of your child too. Make sure you provide him with fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you keep in mind few things and help your children stay full of activity and energetic during vacations, you will see a huge difference in them. Pay attention to their interests always and make them attend classes or opt for activities that they find interest in.
This article first appeared in ‘India Parenting”
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