Winter work schedule
There is a lot of vacation time during the winters. For children, it is an exciting time — a chance to break the rules and to stay up late. While you want your children to have fun with their time off, you don’t want them to take a complete break from learning.
Free time is usually the time that good habits begin to slip. Which wouldn’t be good, because this is the last push in the school year… were rounding the bend and the end of the school year is in sight. It wouldn’t make sense to lose school momentum now.
The school year is ticking to a close. There are probably projects, essays, assignments and readings that can all be worked on throughout the break. Even if the due dates for these projects are far off, the holidays are a perfect time to get started.
Before your child has the chance to plan a week filled with video games and fun with friends, sit down together and outline a winter break schedule. This helps your child know in advance that the break won’t one long winter party.
Set a work schedule. Agree to a time where everyone can come together to work on projects, school or otherwise. By working together, you create a sense of solidarity. Your child won’t feel that his or her homework is punishment. When work time is over, then playtime can begin.
Stick to the schedule that you’ve agreed on. Children are used to following a routine during the school day, so sticking to a routine during vacation time should be easy.
Even if there isn’t any schoolwork to complete, there are activities that you and your children can work on together that are fun and educational.
Read a book together. Take turns reading out loud. You can even help your child develop better reading comprehension skills by discussing plot points and talking about the characters.
Buy a new board game. Board games can help your child learn to be organised, to plan, to be persistent, to think strategically. They can also develop problem-solving abilities, memory skills, and teach children the value of teamwork.
Games that use money like Monopoly can teach essential mathematical skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication and even concepts like estimation. — Agencies