Summer is almost here and you are wondering how students can make the most of the summer holiday while retaining their knowledge.
The summer holiday is a chance to experience a much-needed vacation from school. This holiday mostly applies to students and spans almost three months from the end of May or mid-June to early August or September. It is a much-anticipated break in the academic calendar for students.
Regardless of the anticipation for a summer holiday, students should use it for meaningful purposes like camping, travelling, exercising creativity, picking up new skills, or engaging in internships that will prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Unbounded by the school and its activities, the summer holiday offers students the chance to explore, make new friends, and gain worldwide adventure experience. Most importantly, it is a time to build connections and achieve expertise that would eventually help them create fond memories.
Skills to Learn During This Summer Holiday
1. Playing the Rubik’s Cube:
The Rubik’s Cube helps to activate the brain cells as well as sharpen its cognitive mapping abilities. As a creative and entertaining game, the Rubik’s Cube can greatly increase IQ levels in students while boosting their spatial talents and awareness.
2. Doing music and experimenting with musical instruments:
Most students enjoy music and are enthusiastic about learning to play some musical instruments. Those with great interest in musical instruments can take the time to learn during the summer holiday. Ranging from guitar to piano, drums, violin, saxophone, and trumpet, students can use this period to improve their musical skills and experiment with a variety of instruments.
3. Engaging in arts and creative activities:
Flying a kite, splatter painting, gathering yard flowers and petals to make flower bouquets, making lovely 3D nature suncatchers, or creating messy floral paintings with water spray are exceptionally creative ways to have a creative summer and keep students engaged in hands-on learning experiences all summer long.
4. Digital literacy:
The role of digital literacy in impacting students with knowledge cannot be overemphasised. The future is here, and it is digital. Subsequently, parents should strive to incorporate digital literacy for their children over the summer and encourage them to utilise various educational platforms available, as this will help to instil digital literacy in them over the summer. Also, it will enable them to stay abreast of new developments that will improve their learning methods.
The summer holiday is a time to be actively productive and pursue beneficial interests; it is not a time to be idle or unproductive.
The best way to support a student’s growth and overall development is to encourage them to learn crucial skills during the summer holidays.
It is also a great time for parents to teach their children new skills that will help them flourish in the current competitive environment they are in.