How children can use their Christmas holidays productively

Posted by Manasa Ramakrishnan on Dec 23, 2020 1:05:44 PM
Manasa Ramakrishnan
Christmas holidays

Thank goodness the holidays are here. We have a valid reason to bake cupcakes, pies, and all the sweet stuff without having to make up a reason.

With winter break upon us and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to embrace the festive spirit of the season. This year has been extremely challenging for kids in multiple ways. Not only their schooling got hampered but they got devoid of school camaraderie too. However, holidays don’t have to be cancelled or minimised. Parents can make it interesting for their kids in multiple ways. 

Children of the pandemic. They can flex and have fun!

Till last year, a lot of us used to go on either vacation or make a trip to our grandparents around this time. However, this year is going to be different! With the virus lurking in the corner, parents are a little wary about venturing out in the wild with their kids. 

But do we have to step out to make our holidays interesting? Is that the only way to make the most of a child’s vacation? Children surviving the pandemic have been called warriors for a reason. They have devised ways to keep themselves happy and engrossed. 

This break should be a well-deserving treat for them.

The upcoming holidays can be best utilised to give attention to things that are normally ignored amid the hustle-bustle of a child’s academic life.  

Let’s look at some ways that can be deployed to make holidays interesting as well as knowledgeable for kids. 

  • Learning a new skill: Since a regular academic year consumes most of the children’s time and they seldom get time to learn anything new or pursue their hobby, holidays are the best time for them to explore their passion. 
  • Playing quizzes: Quizzes help stimulate a child’s mind. To ensure they keep learning even in the holidays, parents can make use of quizzes, that will help children brush their General knowledge without actually making the entire thing sound boring. 
  • Catching up with friends and loved ones on Zoom: Though the holidays of 2020 brings a lot of caution, technology has helped in bridging the gap between our loved ones. Children can stay connected with their grandparents and loved ones through video calls. This way the essence of holidays will stay intact. 
  • Encourage self-reliance: Since online learning is going to stay here longer than expected, holidays can be used to teach kids how to be self-reliant. This is the prime trait that they will require in the future owing to the current circumstances. 

Christmas holidaysDecorate your space anyway!

You might not be getting a lot of guests over this holiday but what’s stopping you from creating a festive atmosphere at home?

This year let your child take charge of decorating the house. They can get festive-smelling candles to fill the house with the scent of pumpkin spice, pine, or whatever they associate with the holidays.

Sing Christmas carols! 

Don’t give the coronavirus power to cancel your plans of singing Christmas carols. Hold the hands of your loved ones and sing! Let’s all beckon a better year together.  

This time can also be used for fixing the learning gaps created due to the lockdown. 

How LEAD can be your partner in making the most of your kids’ holidays?

LEAD not only assists you when the schools are on but one can reap benefits from it even when the school is not functioning. 

LEAD’s academic integrated management system enables LMS that lets students access learning content while sitting at home. LEAD content is curated keeping in mind the need for 21st-century children. The library of LEAD consists of Digital Learning Content, Physical Reader & Workbooks, Learning activities, E-books, Regular assessments & Practices quizzes, Personalised revisions, Home practice, live classes from a LEAD expert teacher, Doubt clarification, and National competitions. 

Even when children are sitting at home, they can keep their learning mode on without making it boring.

Which Christmas carol are you singing this year?

About the Author
Manasa Ramakrishnan
Manasa Ramakrishnan

Manasa is a Branding and Communication Manager at LEAD School. She is an Asian College of Journalism alumnus and a former Teach for India Fellow. Manasa has also completed her MBA in marketing from Deakin University. She strongly believes that education has the power to shake the world and is excited to be a part of LEAD’s transformational journey.

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