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Why some of the best learning for our kids occurs outside school

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It's holiday time. Yay! But along with the exhaustion that often accompanies the end of the school year, parents can also feel anxious, wondering how to fill in all that time and keep the kids entertained. The one phrase that every parent dreads hearing is "I'm bored!" Perhaps you have already organised the family holiday, some excursions, some extra sessions of sport or dancing or the vacation swimming lessons. But the one thing that kids need more than anything else over the summer break is time out. Time to just chill. Having time for play is important because it promotes intellect, problem solving, emotional resilience and social interaction. Young brains develop at a phenomenal rate and at school our kids learn how to study effectively, how to stay focused and how to successfully navigate their way through a very busy curriculum. Holiday time provi...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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