Importance of summer vacation in rejuvenating children's body, mind

A summer vacation helps in easing children's mental stress. Snehal Jeevan Pailkar / Shutterstock

Do children require such a long summer vacation? How does it benefit them? These are some common doubts one hears from parents now and then. The reason cited behind such a long summer vacation is that since it is summer, it also leads to water scarcity in many places. And it often leads to contagious diseases. But beyond all that one major reason is that such a period helps in bettering the children’s mental and physical health. Here's looking at 5 things you need to consider when we talk about summer vacations.

Studies and other related matters (exams, competitions) put children under stress. So a summer vacation helps in easing their mental stress as well as relax their body and mind. So in theory they are making use of this time to reenergize themselves for the next academic year. The world isn’t restricted inside a school. There is a big world of learning and opportunities outside the school for the children. And that world plays a major role in shaping your child’s future.

So they should make use of those experiences and knowledge they can garner from the world outside during the summer vacations. Childhood, especially teenage is a time during which you can improve your creativity. They should brush up on their creative skills during the summer vacation. This is the time for them to indulge in activities they love—storytelling, poetry, music, dance, painting, sports, and watching films.

Children should make use of this summer vacation by garnering information and knowledge outside their syllabus. This is the right time to learn new things. So they should plan trips and activities accordingly. The travels and visits they carry out during the summer vacation help in strengthening relationships and friendships. Parents should help in making summer vacations productive and memorable for their children.

(Information courtesy: Malayala Manorama Weekly)

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