Children love playing with their friends because it brings them a lot of joy. However, some parents feel that the long holidays are not being put to good use when they watch their children bouncing and bickering around all day. For them, it seems like a waste of time.
The good news is that there are simple and manageable ways that both parents and kids can follow in order to enjoy their treasured holidays.
First, children should learn about God because this will help them understand what is expected of them in terms of good behaviour.
Additionally, children can get involved in constructive games that are fun and educative. Involve them in simple crafts such as colouring, water painting, decorating and even music, dance, and drama.
We all know that every individual has a talent and these can are best identified and nurtured from childhood.
Instead of feeding on junk and watching movies all day, parents can empower their children to get involved in activities that allow them to think creatively. For example; buy them knitting needles and thread if they like crocheting, they can knit little presents to give friends or keep for themselves; if they like dancing, take them for dance lessons or hire an instructor to train them under your watch, if they are artistic, buy them drawing and colouring materials if that is what they love doing.
One parent called Anna, admits that she loves it when her ten-year-old son draws beautiful pictures of his cousins and siblings; she would love to nurture that skill so that it can help him in future.
During holidays, many things can be done to make children happy. As the old saying goes, “Work without play makes Jack a dull boy,” children should be encouraged to spend time outdoors.
Playing relaxes and builds their muscles too. As Garrison Keillor once said, “Nothing you do for children is wasted.”