What to do During School Holiday; Students Edition!

School holiday is here!

Whether your kids have been back to physical school or are still in virtual classes, school holidays will always be the best part for your children as they know they can enjoy more playtime at home, with their siblings and probably more screen time too! Some of us might have already had some school holiday vacation planned but for the days that your family is at home, especially this is a great time to spend more quality time with them. If you have no idea what school holiday activities you can enjoy together as a family!

Here are some planned-activities that you can try!

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1. Read a new book!

Although it is a school holiday, you still probably will also want your kids to do some learning as well. The best way to do that is by buying them a selection of new fun children’s books and asking them to read a new book per week in their own time. Not only will they sharpen their reading and grammar skills, but the children’s book will also let them be creative and use their imagination.

They give us new ways to think and new ideas. They expand our universe beyond time and place and inspire our own original thoughts. Books develop critical thinking skills. Parents can also read to your child to expose them to all types of subjects and concepts, building our children’s understanding of humanity and the world around them. They learn new vocabulary from parents and when following verbal instructions they use their listening skills. A skill all parents want our kids to grasp as soon as possible so they can start listening!

2. Arts & Crafts

Speaking on creativity,

Arts & Crafts are always the popular go-to for parents to enjoy with their kids. All you need is to stock up on some art supplies and make an Arts & Craft corner station at home for all the creativity to happen. You can enjoy this activity together with your kids or let them explore their creative side all by themselves. A sense of independence during these Art activities will help your child’s brain to be stimulated and develop well.

By doing something creative, you allow for self-expression and this lets kids express and cope with their feelings. It also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, new ways of thinking and problem-solving. In children, creativity develops from their experiences with the process, rather than concern for the finished product. Creativity is not to be confused with talent, skill, or intelligence. Creativity is not about doing something better than others, it is about thinking, exploring, discovering, and imagining.

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3. Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Another exciting way to not make your kids feel bored at home during the long school holiday is by organizing an indoor scavenger hunt. You can create a treasure-hunting scene in your home by hiding various things around the house, making your own maps and clues for your kids to enjoy.

Also, scavenger hunts allow kids to practice problem-solving in a tangible way. It helps to reinforce and act-out methods they have been taught by parents or teachers in a physical way, leading to increased retention of the lessons. Scavenger hunts are easy to customize to your child’s abilities and interests.

4. Pandai School Holi-Yay

Have you ever heard of this program?

Fill your school holiday with a two weeks curated and entertaining activities that is free for all Malaysian school students. We have a lineup of tutors that are ready to teach new skills out of the classroom. It’s going to be exciting to have a good time and tons of good memories and fun activities!

What are you waiting for? Register now!

5. Picnic!

On a sunny afternoon, a picnic is a perfect escape from your daily routine and going on a picnic allows you to focus on your kids without distractions. Picnics are the perfect opportunity to make your kids feel loved and heard. Plus, you never know what you might learn from your kids. A little family competition playing picnic games will also help your family bond

Also, spending time outside benefits our physical health. Breathing in fresh air is beneficial for children with respiratory problems like asthma. A picnic on a sunny day also aids in vitamin D and calcium absorption, which helps to build strong bones and teeth and helps prevent diseases like osteoporosis and rickets. Just don’t forget the sunblock when spending time in the sun! 

Picnics is a fun and peaceful environment. It’s important to give children time to be alone and learn about themselves through self-reflection, which can easily be done on a picnic.

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