The holiday’s have arrived…

Posted By Catherine Burrell on Jul 22, 2017 |


The holiday’s have arrived…

It’s the first day of the holidays, how are you spending yours??
Today we are having a well earned pajamas day and starting to complete our planner. The boys have been talking about things they would like to do over the holidays…

With 6/7 weeks ahead, remember to pace any activities you might have in mind.

  • Try to not plan too far ahead. Split the 6 weeks into 2 weeks at a time and remember we cannot predict the weather
  • Include the household jobs that need doing. e.g shopping, cleaning.
  • Most importantly create time for learning! 6 weeks is long time out of education.
  • In need of some ideas that won’t break the bank… check out Hoop to find out what’s going on in your area!

Here’s what we have done so far…

Setting goals for the holidays can be fun, if you are doing this with a child it is important that you think about goals together…

  • Is there any benefits to setting holiday goals? – Yes! Like most of us, young people like structure and routine, something they are used to at school, college or university. There is evidence that supports the idea behind structure being beneficial for young people, promoting both positive health and minds. Late nights and lazy days can be fun, however six weeks of spending time in front of the TV or Xbox is a long time.
  • Is there any personal rewards for achieving a goal? – Definitely! An overall sense of achievement and feeling prepared for returning back to school after the holidays (in our case, working on handwriting to get a Pen Licence and learning times tables). Feeling confident in the knowledge that ‘I can do this by myself!’

 

Here are a few of the goals we would like to think about over the holidays…

Important to remember… if you don’t quite manage to achieve the goals you set, its not the end of the world. It’s the positive thinking and doing that’s most important.