Summer Holiday Scribbles

18th July 2016
Summer Holiday Scribbles

The summer holidays are almost here and the children will no doubt be looking forward to six weeks of fun, with no lessons or homework!

Some schools may set a small amount of homework over the holidays but you may want to think about other ways to keep your child’s mind active; studies have shown that some children can take a step back over summer if they are not putting the skills they have learnt at school into practise.

A summer holiday journal is a great way to keep your child’s learning on track as it can incorporate so many different skills and subjects and our NEW photo-personalised doodlebooks are the perfect canvas for holiday scribblings.


Together with your child, you can work out how far you travel on each day trip and as the summer holidays draw to a close calculate how far you have travelled in total over the holiday. Use this figure to see, if you walked in a straight line from your house, which city you would end up in.


If you visit a museum or historical site, such as a castle, your child to could drawn the place they visited and write down a few facts about what they learnt there. 


Obviously, keeping a diary is really going to help with your child’s writing skills and they can include both factual and creative text, inspired by the places they visit. On the days where you stay at home you they could even write film review after watching a DVD – all great practise for when they’re back at school!


If you have a creative child, they can really go to town on decorating their scrapbook – creating backgrounds and borders for each page. They can include lots of drawings, paintings and photos too.

Of course, the holidays are supposed to be a break from school, so you don’t want your child to feel like they’re getting homework every time they visit a new place.  Perhaps just encourage them to write, draw or create a collage about the days they’ve really enjoyed.

Your child may like to take their journal to school in September to show their teacher and the class.  Also, it would be a lovely thing to keep and look back on all the summer holiday memories in years to come!


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