Skills to learn this holiday!
School holiday is here and it is a good time for your child to learn some new skills that can be enjoyable at the same time! Below are some skills that are interesting and new for them to try out!
In this technologically-driven world where coding has become essential and is a good skill to have, your child can spend this holiday learning coding skills! It can help them be future-ready and improve their digital literacy. Additionally, coding can help your child to strengthen their problem-solving skills, helping them to overcome any challenges that come their way.
Coding can be learnt with a simple download of software such as Python or Visual Studio Code, and learning from experts on online platforms such as YouTube or from coding programmes that are also available online.
Crocheting is a type of needlework that consists of interlocking looped stitches. Your child can make different crafts such as tote bags, plush toys and keychains. It is a nice way for them to explore and create things of their own.
Crocheting can help sharpen your child’s motor skills. It is a great way to keep them busy, and allow them to learn more about craft and unleash their creativity. It can also challenge and strengthen their brains through the repetition of complex stitches and patterns in their craft, thereby improving their memory and preventing cognitive decline in the future.
Dancing is a collective experience that can help shape your child’s character and allow them to have fun simultaneously. There are many different types of dances such as ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and tap dance.
Through the different dance routines, it can develop your child’s cognitive skills. Your child can learn how to move through different steps, and engage their memory and sequential learning. From these, they can learn how to have coordination, make decisions, recognise patterns and also learn skills such as having balance and control over their bodies.
Cooking is a basic skill that all should have so that they can prepare food for themselves. Cooking can give your child a sense of achievement as they will get to eat what they have created in the kitchen!
Cooking provides them with an opportunity to experiment with the different recipes and learn ways to perfect them. This is also a good step for them to take towards being independent and cooking meals for themselves or their families.
Cooking allows your child to learn basic math concepts and encourages their problem-solving, creativity and understanding of the different cultures and flavours from all around the world.
Enjoy your holiday and hope you learn some new skills!