It’s that time of the year when kids especially school going ones revel in the sun to have fun. Kids of all sizes wait with bated breath and utmost patience all the year long for this very time. Yes, you guessed it right! It’s the summer vacation and we are right in the middle of it.
Everyone has their own sweet account of stories to tell about summer vacation. Their visits to granny’s place, annual family trips to national parks so on and so forth. How many times did we experience the amazing ‘walk down the memory lane’ when someone talks about or when we overhear someone talk about summer vacation? Generations may change but the fun element filled with innocence makes it the most memorable and cherished moments of everyone’s life.
So what’s the typical day look like in summer vacation? It is a common sight seeing kids get up early, (the enthusiastic lot) and running for the tennis camp, karate classes, cricket… the list goes on. Although factors like accessibility and affordability do come into picture in taking up an activity, kids will have the final say when it comes to choosing their favorite sport or activity for the vacation.
On the other hand, the laid back ones would better be good in waking up late and recovering all the arrears related to sleepless nights they have spent during their term exams. Spending more time indoors while they enjoy mom made delicacies with more interest and concentration. Basically, doing all those little things that they otherwise weren’t able to do during school. It may involve playing the Xbox, piano or simply spending time with family and friends.
However, some would prefer learning new skills that would prove handy in future or might lead to discovering an interest in a specific area- such as computers, painting, music, dance, writing, reading new genres of books, or even joining leadership grooming forums in neighborhood. Summer vacation has got its own place in childhood, no matter how many holidays you get during the academic year, summer vacation always stays close to kids’ heart.
It is the nirvana zone for kids to unwind and make it the most pleasing phase during the entire academic year of a child. Be it the food, travel, activities it’s the time for kids to let their parents err… themselves know about their innate interest towards some activity or area in which they feel are at home. Such is the significance of a vacation especially summer vacation in a kid’s life.
So what about preparing and going back to school?
As they say, “All good things should come to an end”, kids find themselves getting closer to the end of yet another fantabulous summer vacation. Kids will now start having that uneasy feeling as the days come closer to going back to school.
So when it’s finally the time to head back to school, it’s nothing but normal for kids to be lost in thoughts that revolve around revising lessons, stocking up on school supplies, preparing for new classes and meeting old friends. Although kids find it really difficult to get back to the school routine, it’s just a matter of time before they get used to the grind of academics.
Parents, on the other hand, should also make sure that their kids gel well enough with back to school regime and should be patient enough with their kids as they take time to get back to a regimen of daily school chores, exams, and homework.
Let kids participate in buying school supplies, get them involved in buying some for school. Many retailers, of late, e-retailers like Redlily.com offer fabulous discounts on school supplies closer to the school reopening dates. For best deals, little amount of planning would help before you head to shopping. Making an inventory of things you already have should help in availing best discounts. That way, you eliminate unnecessary expenditure. Allow children to participate in creating the shopping list. You may need to stock up on lunchbox snacks. Make sure that you have enough food choices, so that children have nutritious meals at school.
Hosting a back-to-school party will work wonders for getting kids excited about school. It could be an outdoor theme to mark the end of summer. Or it could be a reunion of your children’s friends. Else, draw kids’ interest towards lessons. Since getting back to school means new lessons and concepts. Encourage children to resume studies at least a week before school. This will initiate them to new concepts that will be taught at school.
Such measures will help children to discover, explore and learn as they go back to school with gait, confidence and renewed joy.
Redlily.com wishes all the kids a happy and bright future. Happy Schooling!