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.
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.
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.
School holidays are a welcome reprieve for children, and provide the perfect opportunity to rest and enjoy a slower, less structured pace of life. Being able to relax and forgo routine during school holidays gives children more freedom and time to explore their interests. This doesn’t mean that education stops, however, and there are plenty of ways to keep children on track with their learning during the Christmas break. Educational opportunities come in many different forms, and the school holidays allow children to discover new areas of interest and enjoy practical learning experiences. In the midst of the fun and celebrations during the Christmas season, it’s important to keep children reading, and developing their literacy skills. We have compiled a list of four ways to keep children reading over the Christmas break - read on the learn more.
The summer holidays are the light at the end of the tunnel for children who have been working hard at school all year. The much anticipated break in schooling arrives just in time for Christmas, and students pack their school books and stationery into their book bags for the last time for the year. Although it’s essential that children get a break from school during the summer, it’s also important to keep children learning over the break. To combat the summer slide, we have 4 ways to keep children learning throughout the school holidays.