School holiday activities in Sydney have started. It should be more about taking it easy, resting and generally doing nothing instead of learning something. Ordinarily, though, life skills are not taught exclusively to children but are mixed in with the different pursuits. Some get help from vacation care agencies with incursion and excursion activities to gradually introduce these life skills.
Children are like a clean slate. It takes much teaching and nurturing for them to develop and even understand these life skills. The most basic of life skills are taught at home. The programs enable them to slowly learn some principles of these skills. Physical games teach focus, social interaction, communication especially when surrounded by other children. Brisbane’s skateboarding coaching, for example, where they learn to obey rules and safety. The consequences when they do not heed these directions can hurt them. These hurts and challenges acquaint them with self awareness, critical thinking and decision making. If I do this, then this will happen. Empathy happens once they feel as the others feel and makes them check their self-control.
Fun with bubbles with Dr. Hubble in Melbourne reinforces body and spatial awareness. Sensory processing skills, visual tracking, hand-eye coordination and fine motor development skills are engaged along with gross motor due to physical activity. Critical thinking and strategic planning is utilised to prolong or catch these elusive bubbles.
Queensland’s Bob the Builder gives the children a chance at building something from scratch, develops fine motor skills, introduces simple repair tools that they could use and to help around their own houses. Winter is the best time to grow your own winter veggie patch. Let kids choose their own seeds, and watch their faces light up as sprouts. Tending to their plants teaches responsibility and healthy food choices.
Select video games are able to teach problem-solving, strategy, and improve memory. Some suggest that arcade and video games can enhance reading and imagination. Enjoyed sparingly, game playing can be beneficial, too much is addictive. Bring the games’ hero character to life as a ninja or warrior in Australian Warrior Fitness (AWF), the best Ninja Training Facility on the Central Coast.
School holiday activities in Sydney can be a learning experience but it does not stop it from being an enjoyable one, too. It just needs a little bit of creativity, a lot of thought and some elbow grease put into it.