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Way to keep your Child learning over the Christmas holidays

The Christmas break is upon us and the children at the EYFS Nursery in Dubai could even tell you the exact number of weeks, days and minutes until the vacation begins. For children, the Christmas break is the best time of the years, for two reasons, firstly, they can take a break from school, homework and be totally free. Secondly, they are looking forward to spending time with the family, gifts and travelling back to their countries of origin to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, for parents , this time of the year can be a little less exciting. In fact, it can be stressful finding educational activities for kids and ways to keep them engaged and entertained 24 hours a day and out of trouble. The winter break does not mean that it's a good time to take a break from learning. Since, school is out, it  does not mean parent's can’t keep their children stimulated intellectually. It can be actually very easy.

When it comes to educational activities for your preschooler during the winter break, it’s very important to make sure it's packed with activities, sitting on the couch watching television or playing video games does not count. Here is a look at some interesting winter activities presented by the  Child Care Nursery in Dubai, for children to learn and have a good time doing it.

  • Museums - Have you ever promised to take your child to the local museums when you had some free time, well now is the time. It's a good opportunity for you and your child to learn something new. Museums are not just for tourists or school trips, they make a great family visit as well.
  • Homework - Just because the children are on a break from school, this does not mean that their homework will disappear or get done automatically. On the contrary, the children may have plenty of assignments to complete before the first day back to school There may be a exception for Nurseries in Dubai, as some preschoolers hardly have any homework.  However, it's best to allocate a few minutes a day to engage the child in a preschool related learning activities. It's important for parents to teach a child how to budget their time and plan ahead.
  • Watch an all time classic movie - Watching TV does not count as an educational activity for children. Well,  if you watch an educational movie, then it’s okay. It does not mean that you should do this often, but it's a great way for the entire family to cuddle up and sit together  eating popcorn and watching a movie.
  •  Create a family tree - This time of the year, this is a great project to start, as most of the family and relatives will be visiting and meeting for the Christmas festivities.  This can be the start of a really great project, that both children and adults can cherish for generations to come .
  •  Handmade Gifts - Encourage children to make handmade gifts for their friends and family. A handwritten card or personalized gift means so much more than a gift card. It's a great way for your child to show his or her loved ones how much they are cared for and cherished. The top Nursery in Dubai, often encourage little ones to make handmade cards and decorating for the family, in the run up to the holidays.