Hooray, holidays! Rest with benefits
Children heartily rejoice over the long summer vacation, and parents have a lot of problems on the eve of the season. Where to send a child, how to combine rest and activities to spend three months with benefit? Suggestions for organizing a full-fledged summer leisure, tips on day regimen and recovery - information for moms and dads.
Again the mode of the day?
Most doctors are confident - the summer vacation of children is not a reason to completely forget about the mode of the day. Sleeping until lunch, sitting at a computer for hours, or practically living on the street will not do you any good.
Of course, a break from the stresses and stresses of the school year is necessary. But both sleep and nutrition should not differ much from the usual routine. Is that the duration of the night rest can be increased.
Due to lack of sleep children become irritable, aggressive, painful. Therefore, in the summer, in order to recuperate, children under 12 years old are supposed to sleep for at least 10 hours; those who are older can have less.
In August, it is necessary to gradually move to the school mode, so that there is no sharp jump in the daily routine, and the child is painlessly involved in the educational process.
The best pediatricians consider four meals a day, a full breakfast is required. In the daily children's diet is supposed to include lean meat, milk, bread, cereals, vegetables and fruits.
Eggs, fish, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese can be given to children 2-3 times a week. Between the main meals it is good to make snacks in the form of fruit.
Children should drink water without fail, even if they actively drink compotes, juices, fruit drinks and tea. In the summer, a student needs to drink from 20 to 30 ml per 1 kg of weight per day.
Vacations - a great opportunity to check the health of the child. It is advisable to undergo a routine examination by a pediatrician and narrow specialists. Often sick children are well sent to the spa treatment. If this is not possible, treat at home under the supervision of a physician.
Lessons on holidays?
Both psychologists and parents themselves disagree on whether it is necessary to take classes during the holidays. The options are different.
1. No lessons.You do not want to burden your child during the summer holidays? As an alternative to commonplace lessons, we offer:
- the child makes a shopping list, writes plans for the day, for the weekend (so as not to forget to write and think);
- solve crossword puzzles while traveling, relaxing on the beach, in the forest;
- the whole family play board games that require the child to strain the brains, counting skills, reading, elementary knowledge from the school curriculum, ingenuity - themed lotto, “Erudite”, puzzles, intellectual simulators, interactive electronic games;
2. Lessons - yes! Are you afraid that over the summer the kinder will have forgotten how to comprehend knowledge, will lose, know exactly about the training gaps over the past year? Then you can do it only by following some rules:
- buy collections of tasks for the summer in accordance with the child's age and school curriculum;
- dose the classes in order not to burden your schoolchild, the optimal duration is from 30 to 40 minutes plus time to read the literature from the mandatory list for the summer;
- summer reading from the obligatory can be turned into an interesting activity - read one by one at bedtime: one evening is one of the parents, the second is a child. Another option - the use of audio books;
- arrange thematic weeks, for example, space: one day a student reads about the planets, then draws them, makes an application, then go to the planetarium, arrange a home quiz with interesting questions;
- free your days off from classes! Discuss with your child when it is more convenient for him to study - in the morning, in order to be free all day, or in the afternoon;
- create the right atmosphere of employment - without coercion, explaining the goal, encouraging effort and success.
Summer in the city - how to spend with benefit?
Of course, it is ideal to send the kids for the summer holidays to the country camp, to the grandmother, to the sanatorium, to go family to the sea or to the resort.
But not everyone has this opportunity. Therefore, parents have to think in advance how to occupy the offspring remaining in the city. The task is easier if you are on vacation and can spend as much time with your child as possible. Then it all depends on your imagination and ease of recovery.
"Going outside ..."
When and walk plenty in the open air, if not in the summer? Hours 5 per day - the norm, according to doctors.
Let the child have the opportunity to occupy himself too - with games and legwork with friends, and your participation in walks is highly desirable.Chase football, remember the skills of playing volleyball, badminton, and tennis.
Organize outdoor games with children, offer something from your childhood, which modern children do not know: towns, chizhik, “catch, fish”, lapta. Go together to the sports grounds, to the beach, have a picnic outside the city. Joint rest brings together, and the child will not just wander aimlessly around the yard, but receive new impressions and vivid emotions.
Saturation depends on the number of museums, theaters and parks in your locality. If there are many such establishments, then you are lucky! And you can also attend exhibitions, concerts, film premieres, festivals. Just try to choose activities that will be interesting to the child, guided by his preferences.
Does your child know your city well? And you? Take a tour - learn a lot of new and curious.
And you can also become pioneers - by walking around the city and finding some interesting places: cozy courtyards, funny monuments, poorly occupied public gardens, original playgrounds.
Take photos of memorable places, at the end of the summer, make a photo album with exclusive frames and comments.
But what about the computer?
Well, where now without him? Your son will naturally sit in front of the screen. But the task of parents to do this time dosed out and control what he, in fact, is engaged in the network.
Children are now, of course, advanced, and in terms of using gadgets they will give odds to their parents, but moms and dads need to know useful children's sites that can be offered to offspring. Not everything in social networks to disappear and play computer toys.
Vacation in the summer camp
When parents work, they have no opportunity to spend time with children during the day. Various summer city camps and children's recreation centers come to the rescue.
In Moscow, such centers are based on parks. Their task is to help the kids to spend the holidays with benefit.
The guys have the opportunity to engage in sports clubs and hobby groups, chat, learn something new and at the same time relax. In one of these centers, the work is organized according to the principle of thematic shifts: theater, sports, journalistic, dance.
Summer camps are different - labor and recreation, sports, health, language at lyceums, on the basis of schools, children's centers, teen clubs.The main thing is that everywhere the children eat, do what they love, participate in contests, go on excursions and, not least, are under the supervision of adults, they spend their leisure time in an organized and beneficial way ..
Volunteers are invited to work with children. Parents can attend and see the success of their offspring. It is necessary to take a child who does not want to learn to such classes, extraordinary lessons-games will interest any kinder.
Usually on the basis of children's libraries are organized master classes, competitions of children's creativity, theatrical festivals. These activities perfectly develop the abilities of children. It will be pleasant and useful for the child to spend time there, just tell about such options of summer leisure, go there together.
How to spend holidays with the benefit abroad
Foreign holidays - an option that is affordable for wealthy parents.
For the summer, you can send an heir to any country to choose from: France, Italy, Germany, Malta, Canada and the USA. Popular vacation programs in the UK, Switzerland, Austria.
Programs are different, for example, including acquaintance with the country, excursion program and language learning.Young sportsmen will benefit from the English + Sport programs. Sports to choose from: football, athletics, equestrian sport, hockey, tennis, golf, rugby.
The kids who are passionate about dancing are offered to combine lessons with experienced choreographers with language learning. In Greece, young fashionable women will be taught the basics of model art, the secrets of makeup, makeup, style.
To spend the holidays with benefit is quite realistic, even without being able to go outside the city. Just parents need to help your child organize leisure.
At the same time, to include in it at a minimum the most necessary activities, to offer interesting leisure options, educational and developmental. And, of course, if possible, spend more time together, a friendly loving family.