Summer vacation is a long break from the monotonous life revolving around classrooms, books, papers, exams and homework, etc. As vacations are approaching joy and happiness can be easily recognized among school going kids as they feel like celebrating its arrival.
Oversleeping, late night movies, watching TV non-stop, constant chit-chats, trip to native place, playing cards late into the night - there are many more things a child can do in summer holidays. However parents must understand that this is the right age and time where every activity has to be constructive and aids the learning experience.
In vacation time children need to have a new focus in life in terms of summer classes, family trips and the school projects. Summer vacations give an opportunity for kids to expand their general knowledge by making children indulge in different extra-curricular activities which would not only boost up their confidence and knowledge level but will also help them in their future professional lives.
Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Consultant, Psychiatry, Child Development and Adolescent Health Centre (CDAHC), Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi
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