Many parents are usually happy when schools open since they don’t have children running around the house. Well, the holidays are one thing you can’t escape and you have to face it anyway especially when your children are in boarding school or even in day schools. Life is always peaceful since you don’t have to worry about them running around hurting each other and causing some ‘serious’ damage to anything and everything.
The excitement they usually have during the holidays is that of a person who’s won the lotery. Being able to meet their friends and play as much as they want without the school bell ringing. Being able to wake up without the alarm going off at 4.30 a.m. in the morning. Being able to eat an unlimited amount of food at any time of the day without having to make a line for it. Being able to take a warm shower.Being able to sleep in a room all alone. I mean, who doesn’t find this as relieving?!
As parents do we plan our Children’s holidays or do we make them “normal”? The “normal” holiday is the kind of holiday where they get home, put their books aside and have whatever they want as they put their favorite cartoon on repeat the whole day. Or you send them to play with their friends just so they won’t dirtify your house. Yes, it’s possible to plan the holiday for your children. This is to keep them active and creative at the same time.
You have to involve them in the planning so that it is not “your holiday” as they would put it. There are many activities you could do with the children such as gardening, cooking, studying, watching and even playing! This gives you the chance to learn their behaviour patterns, hobbies, likes and dislikes and even their experiences in school.
Go to the library with your child. Go to your work place with them and let them learn a thing or two about what you do. Go shopping with you child be it at the supermarket or the grocery store and let them learn to make responsible choices.
Make your child’s holiday fun, exciting and educatonal