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Back to school checklist

With the new school year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for the return to school. After a long break from classes and our term-time routines, returning to school can take some adjustment, and a little preparation goes a long way! To help students start the year strong, return to school with confidence, and support parents during this busy time, we have prepared a back to school checklist. This blog outlines the essentials to help your child return to school with ease and establish healthy routines for the new school year. Whether your child is starting a new school or new school year, these tips will help with the transition from holidays back to school.

 

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Holidaying with children

School holidays offer excellent opportunities for family travel. Whether you are travelling to visit extended family, to explore new places, or visiting a family-favourite destination, travelling with children has its challenges, as well as its perks. Creating new memories, sharing experiences, getting lost together, and enjoying downtime as a family are some of the rich experiences that holidaying as a family provides. This blog explores 4 reasons to travel with children during the school holidays.

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Benefits of goal setting for children

As we welcome in the new year, there is a feeling of hope and excitement for what 2021 will bring. The new year symbolises new beginnings, and the opportunity to start fresh. Oftentimes we use the new year as an opportunity to set goals and make plans for the year ahead. Goal-setting is an important factor in achievement and is a useful tool to introduce to children. Setting goals helps children to visualise their aspirations and dreams, and think through the steps required to achieve them. The process of goal setting can be motivating, and help set children up for a lifetime of achievement. This blog outlines four benefits of goal setting for children and tips for helping your child stay on track with their goals.

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4 benefits of reflection for children

Reflection is an important tool to empower children with, early in their lives. When encouraged to reflect, children build skills such as questioning, memory, investigating, explaining, and consideration. Reflection also helps children learn from their experiences, and develop their interpersonal skills. Learning the skill of reflection early in life helps set children up to become critical thinkers, who have the ability to learn from their achievements and mistakes. Reflection is a competency that is beneficial for children in both school and in life. This blog outlines 4 benefits of reflection for children - read on to learn more.

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School Holidays Learning for Children

Keeping children busy over the school holidays can be a challenge, especially if you are trying to occupy young ones in productive ways that support continuous learning. School holidays also mark the beginning of freedom and fun, and are an important part of a balanced school year. These breaks offer an ideal time to learn new skills and have hands-on experiences that help to develop young learners. Practical learning opportunities such as learning how to bake, playing new games, or learning how to ride a bike or boogie board can be found during these welcome breaks in the academic year. Read on to discover five educationally rich activities to keep children learning and building confidence during the school holidays.

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