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During the year your child has learnt many important skills. School holidays are a great time to relax and have fun, but it can also be enough time for this important learning to be forgotten. To avoid this we have compiled a list of suggested activities, games and excursions to keep your child thinking during the holidays. You can use these ideas anytime as they are fun and help your child practice the wonderful skills they have worked so hard to learn. The school holiday activities suggested here provide fun and learning opportunities for any school age child, Enjoy!
Here are some ideas and activities for fostering nimble fingers and correct pencil grip and control:
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During and after school holiday activities, try some new and different ways that you can support your child’s language development:
Encourage reading by making it fun and interesting for them:
Test out some creative ways for your child to practice their writing:
Remember that there are fun games to help children practice their spelling:
Think about different opportunities to practice basic maths skills:
Below are some great websites and applications with school holiday activities across all areas of Sydney. All of the hard work has been done for you, all you have to do is choose where to go!
Kids Bucket List
This great website has heaps of great events and activities throughout Sydney that will keep kids of all ages entertained: https://kidbucketlist.com.au/
This website has a wide range of exciting holiday events and activities that the kids will love: https://www.ellaslist.com.au/sydney/events/school-holidays
Sydney Olympic Park
On this website you will find an extensive range of free and fee-based recreational, sport and adventure activities you can involve your children in. The program for the upcoming January school holidays can be found www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au
City of Sydney
The City of Sydney website includes a fantastic array of shows, workshops and activities on during the break: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
By Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager
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