balancing leisure and learning

Understanding how to effectively divide your child’s free time between leisure and studies is essential in keeping our children happy and healthy. In a world where our children feel the constant pressure to excel academically, providing space and time where they can ease their mind helps keep the child lively. In this blog, we will explore the importance of equal play time and study time, how to divide your child’s time effectively for both, and how it enhances the child’s mind and soul to help bring up a bright and vibrant generation of children.

WHY LEISURE IS AS IMPORTANT AS LEARNING ?

It helps ease up the mind and body

Our children are surrounded by a very competitive environment which urges them to devote a major time of their day to studies. But to make the learning a more intriguing and less intimidating experience, make sure your children spend a good amount of time doing what they love such as cycling or coloring or writing or playing with their dolls.

It brings out the best in your child

A break from books for a few minutes of fun rejuvenates the child and refreshes their mind which helps them concentrate better in their studies. A few minutes of break from studies to do something that eases up one's mind is one of the most popular methods suggested by doctors to increase academic intake and decrease stress.

HOW TO FRUITFULLY DIVIDE YOUR CHILD’S TIME?

Organization is the key

Scheduling the child’s day in a way that doesn’t stress them out and gives equal time and space for both learning and having fun is very important. Make sure to provide enough time for sleep, for school, for their play time and their study time.

Know your child’s study pace

Not every child studies in the same timeframe. Some children might take more time to decode a certain topic whereas some children are fast learners. Understanding how much time your child would take to finish their daily assignments and scheduling their study time accordingly helps in making studying an easier process.

Setting the right timeframe

Some children prefer to study early in the morning and some at night. Knowing which time of the day works the best for your child and fixing their study time accordingly helps in bringing out the best in your child.

Make recreation a part of learning

Instead of considering play time as a mere making use of the extra time kids have, make playtime a part of study time. Get them toys and props that are entertaining and educational at the same. This helps make the learning process more interesting and easier.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT

Development of physical as well as mental health

It is true that education helps broaden one's mind and enhance their skills. Recreational activities also play a significant part in doing so. It not only helps in the physical development of a child but also builds problem solving skills and enhance fine motor skills. It helps them gain essential life skills such as self-esteem, resilience, interpersonal skills, independence, curiosity, and coping with challenging situations.

A stress-free child is a smart child

Stress can affect a child’s cognitive development, alter their memory power and even their creative skills. Taking scheduled breaks from your studies is a popular method that has been proven to reduce stress and increase a child’s attention span resulting in better academic outcomes.

Children learn through play

Our children are young scientists that experiment with their surroundings. They are ready to explore new things each day. This enthusiasm is what helps bring out the best in them. It helps in the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children.

Our children are born with immense zest to learn new things each day. Childhood is a time when children are open to learning anything. Make sure that their enthusiasm is put to the right use. Along with providing them with facilities to excel academically, provide them the space for leisure time too that helps in the overall development of a child. Make learning as fun as playing by providing them with the right toys that enhance both.