Summer holidays’ revive the best memories in our minds. Remember those balmy days, full of summer haze, weeks and weeks of doing absolutely nothing? Doing nothing becomes everything for children during summer holidays. They complain about not having to do anything, but in the hearts of their heart they enjoy the lazy days and nights. Even the insignificant pleasure of permission to stay up late in the night because there is no school tomorrow, becomes an exciting prospect. It is the time of freedom and innocent indolence. Children work very hard all through the year and they deserve the warm break of summer holidays. These precious moments are changed into life long memories that stay with us all our lives; the luxury of loitering around aimlessly and inventing games in the scorching heat of sun is an impression that is impossible to scratch out. This is essentially why summer holidays are not only special for the children but it has its special place in the hearts of parents as well. For parents, it is the time to bond with their children as children have a lot of pressures of the studies and extracurricular activities otherwise; during the vacations they have lots of free time to mingle up with their parents. This is the time when the whole family gets together and goes for picnics, trekking, camping and even takes long holidays to faraway destinations. Summer holidays’ joy factor lies in the fact that there is no time constraint, no commitments and an open intention to have some child-like fun. Generally, these breaks are six weeks long, therefore there comes a point during summer vacations in every child’s life where he/she feels the need to do something constructive with his/her time. Since younglings have a lot of budding energy, they want something to engross their time and energy into. Parents also agree with the fact that children should at least be investing a good part of their vacations into learning something new or doing something productive with their free time. Especially the teenagers, they become more restless than the small children, restless to do something useful with their time as the probability of teens getting bored easily is way higher than young children. This restlessness is primarily the reason why teens during their break time resort to watching incessant amount of television, which basically is only a way to kill time because it does not do anything constructive for them. Or these days there is internet, teenagers sit on internet all day long, surfing nothing worthwhile. This is why summer activities are very important; they involve teens into doing something positive for them and spending their time doing interesting activities. Here in this article we have mentioned some of the ideas for summer activities for teenagers.
Fun Summer Break Activities For Teens
One of the best ways to get teenagers busy during the summer holidays is to involve them into jobs. It may be a full time job, like the ones in a mall or a restaurant, or a part time one, as a babysitter, lifeguard at a pool, at the post office, or at the local library. Not only do jobs make teenagers busy during their holidays, but also help them earn some pocket money. They can then put it in their resume and it will help them in building up a great college application. To work like this for money will make them a responsible individual and they will also learn the value of spending money judiciously. Parents will notice a huge difference in their teens by the time they finish their summer break; difference in their attitude towards them, it will definitely be a good first lesson of the practical world.
Summer camps make excellent option for teens to spend their holidays. While the local camps keep your teens occupied during the day, there are summer camps that take them out of the city also. In the latter case, the camps are mainly adventure-centric, trekking camps, mountaineering camps, and the likes. Apart from keeping teenagers busy, these camps also help them to interact with other kids and develop social skills. Therefore, this will especially be a great idea if you have a shy teen and he/she has a problem in communicating with young adults of his/her age. These camps teach children to survive on their own and not depend too much on parents for every little thing.
If you are concerned about ensuring that your teen is not idle only for a small part of the day, you can make him/her join hobby classes. Whether your teen loves to make portraits or is happy indulging himself in pottery or likes sitting at the piano, you will find that there is no dearth of hobby classes as per his/her liking. Such classes present the perfect opportunity to let your child hone his/her skills. These hobby classes will instill great confidence in your teen, for he/she will slowly start getting grip on an art form and feel the positive certainty that he/she can do anything. Children generally do not get time to learn anything apart from the curriculum during school time; therefore summer break is the best time for them to invest time in learning a new skill.
Library and Books
Reading is one the best habits that a person can cultivate. It not only ensures that you never ever feel lonely or bored, but also increases your knowledge. This summer, you can get your child membership to the local library, where he/she can find books as per his/her liking. If you do not mind spending the money, you can also buy books and help your teen build up his/her collection. Reading will ensure that your teen’s time is consumed into something positive rather than idling away in front of the television or the internet. Once your teen is hooked up to the books he/she will not be able to put it down and might turn into a book worm, which is not a bad thing after all.
For the sports lovers, there is nothing better than a membership to the local club. Whether it is squash, tennis, cricket, soccer or swimming, the sport will keep him/her occupied and also provide the requisite exercise. Most of the clubs have provisions for indoor games too. Be it indoor sport or outdoor one, your teenager will definitely end up making new friends. This activity will also ensure that your precious one stays fit as it is a very healthy habit to invest some time and energy into a physical activity.