With the Christmas period and school holidays just a few weeks away, we begin to look forward to a much-needed break. While Christmas is a time for celebrating with friends and family, relaxing and having fun, that doesn’t mean that learning should stop.
Instead, there is a range of engaging Christmas-themed activities to stimulate your child’s mind and continue developing vital skills during the Christmas break.
Here’s how to keep your child learning over the Christmas break:
At Christmas, there are plenty of opportunities to bake Christmas-themed treats like toasty minced pies and sugary iced biscuits. While this fun activity might not seem like it has many cognitive benefits, it actually involves many skills that can further your child’s development.
The process can start with reading a selection of recipes, writing shopping lists, weighing out ingredients and keeping a close eye on the time, all of which are great for exercising their skills.
We all love sending and receiving thoughtful, hand-made Christmas cards from our loved ones. What better Christmas-themed activity to hone your child’s writing skills than to make and write Christmas cards together!
Let your child unleash their creativity by designing the front of the card and carefully writing a sweet message inside. This is a fun and easy way to keep your child writing, reading and drawing over the Christmas break.
On the frosty days when there’s nothing to do, a jigsaw puzzle is the perfect activity to do with family. Not only is it a fun activity but it is also great for developing problem-solving skills.
The classic games such as junior Scrabble, Monopoly and Cluedo will encourage thought and imagination throughout the duration of the game.
Another great way to encourage learning and development over the Christmas break is to take your child to a kids club.
Kids clubs are designed to encourage social and cognitive development while ensuring your children are kept entertained.
At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we offer half-term and after-school holiday clubs in the Eastleigh and Hedge End area, so that you can enjoy some quality free time while your child participates in engaging activities.
Little Acorns Day Nursery: Nursery near me
If you are looking for a friendly and caring nursery in the Eastleigh and Hedge End, then look no further than Little Acorns Day Nursery.
We offer school holiday clubs, parent-child bonding and more. Our primary motivation is to guarantee the ongoing well-being, happiness and emotional nourishment of every child put into our care.
Get in touch with a member of our helpful team here today for more information.