Children love learning when it’s fun, but it’s hard to keep up with their education during the holidays. There are many ways to help keep your child engaged in science, history, maths, English and technology throughout the school holidays.
Visit a museum, art gallery, or library
Visiting a museum, art gallery, or library can help foster creativity and curiosity in your children. Museums that have interactive exhibits give your children a chance to learn hands-on. A visit to an art museum can help increase your child’s curiosity about art and history, and a visit to the local library gives your child wider access to books.
Libraries will often hold events for children like Gold Star and Little Stars Reading Club and Summer Reading Club, or story and craft time.
Put technology to good use
Children are growing up in the digital age, and it’s hard to keep them away from screens for too long. So instead of completely banning screens, why not put the iPad to good use?
Instead of putting on an hour-long Cocomelon video, instead, put on something educational. Nature documentaries, shows like Horrible Histories, and science Youtubers like Cool Science Experiments Headquarters. You can also install educational apps for maths, science, English, and coding to keep your child entertained but learning throughout the day.
If you’re looking for a way to get your children to disconnect from their screens, take your kids outside. An outing to the local park, lake, dam, beach, or nature reserve gives your kids a lot to look at and explore. And if you decided to put technology to good use, you can test the knowledge that they learned in nature documentaries.
Another way to get the children outside is to step into the backyard and do some gardening. This way they learn about different species of plants, bugs in the garden that help the plant grow, or the plant lifecycle.
Make reading a routine
The best way to develop your child’s literacy skills is to read. Try incorporating reading into the bedtime routine; this way reading will not just be a holiday activity, but a life-long habit.
You could even make your own story with your child.
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