Schools are just about to close for the April holidays. Many parents are probably conflicted about having to leave children home all day alone.
Well as the saying goes, “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” here are a few fun ways to keep your children busy.
Encourage your children to join youth clubs
This is will help keep them engaged and will enable them to learn fun things with their peers. It can be a church group, a choir, a home-economics class where they can learn various activities such as cooking, sewing, candle making among others. This way their holiday will be constructive and you will not have to worry about a thing as it will be fun for the children.
Enroll them into holiday tutoring programs
You can call a tutor home to mentor your child in the areas that he or she performs weakest in while in school.
Assign different chores to your children
Yes, I know most of us just want to spoil our children rotten or simply treat them like royalty so that they don’t have to lift a finger. However teaching your children how to do chores is paramount in helping them become useful independent people in future. You most certainly do not want them to grow up without knowing how to wash their own under garments, do their own dishes, clean the places they eat and sleep. The list is endless but you would rather teach the young ones now how to take care of themselves and their households.
Develop or build their talents
For those whose children excel in extra curricular activities, holidays are a perfect time to get them to practice more on their talents. Take them to soccer and swimming lessons, music and dance classes or even to art galleries. It does not matter how old they are since they will meet lots of other gifted kids who are the same age whom they can interact with. This may in turn give them inspiration and help them blossom into the young starts that they are meant to be.
Take them to camp
If your child is an outdoor person, take them to camp as it may be fun and exciting for the child to be outdoors in mother nature together with other kids. There are lots of activities that your child can engage in that will teach him or her survival skills.
So now your children will still have fun and learn something creative and constructive during the holidays. Remember all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.