Summer vacations are a time for kids to relax and take a break from school. However, this can also mean that they spend a lot of time in front of screens without engaging in meaningful activities. As parents, it is important to provide opportunities for kids to engage in activities that are both fun and educational.
Here are 5 meaningful ways to engage kids during summer vacations
Encourage outdoor activities
One of the best ways to engage kids during summer vacations is by encouraging them to spend more time outside. Not only do these activities keep kids active and healthy, but they also provide opportunities to explore new places and meet new people.
Kids can engage themselves in activities like Swimming, Tennis, Badminton, Football, Cricket, Music, Dance etc. And with Gera’s ChildCentric® Homes they can get coached in each of these disciplines by the best in the country.
Some of the celebrity-led academies at Gera’s ChildCentric® Homes include Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academy, Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, Anil Kumble’s Tenvic, Crickigdom Cricket Academy by Rohit Sharma, Pullela Gopichand’s Badminton Gurukul, Michael Phelps Swimming Academy, Shankar Mahadevan Academy for music, Shiamak Davar Institute for Performing Arts.
Summer vacations are a great time for kids to catch up on their reading. Encourage them to read books that interest them and provide them with a variety of reading materials. Take them to the library and let them pick out books they are interested in.
You can also set up a reading challenge and reward them for completing it. Reading not only improves their vocabulary and comprehension skills but also helps to expand their imagination and creativity.
Plan family trips
Plan family trips or vacations that include activities that everyone can enjoy like family cruises, visiting historical sites, theme parks and alike.
This not only provides an opportunity for family bonding but also creates memories that will last a lifetime. Encourage your kids to participate in planning the trip and to research the places you will be visiting.
Engage them in creative activities
Push your kids to explore their creative side by engaging them in activities like painting, drawing, writing, or playing a musical instrument.
Provide them with the necessary materials and let them explore their creativity. These activities not only help them to develop their artistic abilities but also help to build their confidence and self-esteem. You can also enroll them at one of our many Child Centric Academies.
Encourage your kids to give back to the community by participating in volunteer opportunities. This can include volunteering at a local animal shelter, cleaning up a park, or helping at a community event. Not only does this provide an opportunity for them to learn new skills, but it also teaches them the importance of giving back and being a responsible citizen.
These activities not only help to keep kids busy, but also help them to develop important life skills that will serve them well in the future. You can encourage your children to try all the ways and let them choose and pursue whichever they like the best. As always you can add to our list and let us know which of these ways helped your children stay occupied and engaged throughout their summer vacation.