There are so many ways in which your child can learn during the school holidays, and educational vacation care is just one of them – firstly here’s some others …
School holidays are always a fun time for children. They get to unwind and relax from all the constant reading and learning and actually have time to enjoy themselves through play and interaction with friends. However, some time should be set aside each day for the purpose of study. This will ensure that a student does not fall behind and is up-to-date with the current curriculum. It is therefore the responsibility of parents or guardians to guide their children in studying during school holidays. Luckily, there are many options for students who want to go that extra mile and participate in educational activities during school holidays.
Visit the Library
Nowadays, there are quite a strong number of public libraries in cities and towns all over the country. They are normally free of charge and accessible to anyone who wants to do some reading or research. Going to study in the library is especially a good idea when there are a lot of distractions at home such as unavoidable noise. There, you will find a wide range of books and research material that will help in acquiring more knowledge.
Homework and Projects
Most schools nowadays give out homework, revision materials and projects to be completed during the holidays. Doing so ensures that all students do some reading and researching as the work given needs to be completed before start of school and may sometimes contribute to the overall grade during the next term.
The use of tutors is another way to go especially if you are looking to expand knowledge in a certain area. Most of the tutors are usually teachers who are on holiday too and would want to stay busy or supplement their income. They are therefore very qualified and utilizing their services is always a good idea especially for those students who require additional assistance in their studies. When it comes to educational school holiday activities, hitting up a tutor to sort out your child’s knowledge weak spots is usually money well spent.
Using the Internet
The internet is always bad, right? Gaming addiction is worse than ever, it’s true, and Australia’s school results are dropping like flies compared to global averages, but the Internet can still be a place for educational salvation. With an internet-enabled device and an internet connection, you have all the information you need at the palm of your hands. Why not use this to your advantage? With the internet having information pretty much on everything, you can search on topics that interest you and get to learn more. The best thing about using the internet as a source of information is its portability. As long as you have access to a mobile phone, you can always surf the web for any information anywhere and at any time. Unlike use of books which can be very bulky, the internet is very easy to carry around. Too easy, most parents would say.
Education and Leisure
There are other forms of educational activities that can also serve as leisure. This is a classic case of the proverbial “killing two birds with one stone”. A good example is a visit to the art galleries and museums. Here, not only do you get to learn about history, you also get to have fun doing it. You get to see historical artifacts that were used by our ancestors and also view modern and antique paintings from renowned artists such as Davinci. One can also visit the zoo and get to see and learn more about different animal species.
Educational Vacation Care
Finally, you will find there are a lot of options when it comes to educational vacation care in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide, as well as in regional Australia and smaller cities like the Gold Coast, Wollongong, Darwin, Cairns, Geelong and so on. For example in four different Sydney vacation care options children can have the following experiences: Learn about the properties of ANZAC plants and their history. Learn about native trees and plants, their uses, as well as discovering their meaning and importance to our indigenous community. Learn about basic succulent requirements and how these tough, waterwise little characters are so unique and groovy looking. A journey exploring the use of water conservation, crop and animal development to meet the needs of an ever changing global system. Children will be able to think critically and creatively whilst engaged in hands on activities designed to motivate and activate higher order thinking.