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Keeping Children Busy during Vacations

Keeping Children Busy during Vacations

Keeping children busy during vacations is extremely important to make their time productive. Therefore, parents make sure that their children get involved in some activity or the other so that their time is not wasted. Read on to know more about how to keep children busy during vacations

Keeping children busy during vacations is very important. You must be aware of the popular quote “An empty mind is devil’s workshop”. Therefore, to prevent devil from conducting his workshops in your child’s mind it is essential to keep him or her occupied throughout the vacations. There are several ways through which you can keep your child occupied during vacations. Read on to know more about the ways which can help you to keep your child busy during vacations.

Hobby Classes

Enrolling child for hobby classes is one of the most preferred options by parents for keeping their child busy during vacations. There are lots of hobby classes for which you can enroll your child. Most preferred ones are dance classes, arts and craft classes, cooking classes, computer courses etc.

However, you should not force your child to take-up hobby classes if your child is not interested. Try to find out more about the likes and dislikes of your child. Let your child decide about the hobby class which he or she would like to join on his or her own. It is necessary that child pursues the hobby of his or her choice. Summer vacation is the right time for children to pursue hobbies. 

Summer Camps

Summer camp is also one of the best options to keep child occupied during vacations. In Summer camps children get to learn about many new things. At the same time summer camps help to develop social skills and can also help child to discover hidden talent. Taking part in summer camps help to build confidence in child. Enrolling child for summer camp will also help child to get rid of exam related stress with fun.

In summer camps children can enjoy trekking, visiting new places, bird watching, forest ranging etc; which helps to enhance knowledge of child. Entering into such environment after the stressful phase of exams helps to revitalise the mind of the child. Therefore, summer camp is a good way to keep children busy during vacations.

Yoga and Meditation Shivir

Yoga and meditation shivirs (camps) are gaining lot of popularity these days. These shivirs are specially designed for children. In such traditional camps children learn how to bring improvement their day-to-day life. Children also learn vital and useful things like how to improve concentration power, how to beat study related stress, how to prepare for exams, how to improve memory, how to build patience.

And in this way they also learn to create their road map for leading a successful life. Yoga and meditation camps help children throughout their life. Therefore, many parents think that sending children to yoga and meditation shivir is preferable to keep children busy during vacations.

Other Options

If your child is too small for hobby classes or summer camps, you can try following options to keep your child busy during vacations.

  • Get drawing and painting books for your child during vacations. If you have some time, you can sit with your child to help your child draw and paint.
  • Help your child to improve grasping power by getting age-specific interactive books for your child. Improvement in grasping power will help your child in the long run.

  • Get age-specific computer software for your child. This will help child to learn new things sitting at home.
  • Help child imbibe the habit of reading by getting good story books. You can take your child along with you for buying story books and buy the ones which your child likes.

  • Encourage your child to help you in the household chores. You can give rewards to your child for helping you in household chores so that your child gets motivated to do so.
You can choose any of the above mentioned ways to keep your child busy during vacations. However, if you are planning to go out for a long holiday with your family you may not require doing anything to keep your child occupied during vacations.

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Malti Shambhu
Malti Shambhu.6 years ago
Quite a nice article. Kids if kept occupied can bring about amazing ideas into reality. I appreciate this article for giving me ideas on how to keep the kids occupied.
Sadhna Sehgal
Sadhna Sehgal.6 years ago
My kids are into summer classes so they are seldom free. I enroll them in dancing, drawing and drama classes which they like very much. they learn different facets of life and also get confident.
Robin Nath
Robin Nath.6 years ago
I like to keep children occupied during the vacations as if they remain idle, then they will be up to something naughty. I give them books to read or take them to a library. Thus they are able to learn about the importance of being disciplined.
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