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List of 5 activities to keep your kids stimulated when they go back to school.

1. Do puzzles & quizzes together

According to experts, children learn faster through fun-based activities. Keep your child’s brain active with Puzzles (Crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles, Word search, etc.). Alternatively, plan engaging general knowledge quizzes over the weekends! Kids will offer a keen listening ear, while also learning along the way. Eg: Q: What is the world's largest ocean? What colour is a giraffe's tongue? These are interactive learning tools, each one of them can help children to improve their critical thinking & problem-solving skills in a playful manner.

2. Get Outside

Schooling isn’t synonymous with only studying. One of the best things to do with kids at home is to head to the backyard / park for a bit of fresh air. Allow the kids to play & revel in the outdoors. Alternatively, enroll them in physical activity classes such as aerobics, swimming, to keep them fit & physically active.

3. Start a Journal / Photo-journal

Journaling can be a great way for kids to express their thoughts & feelings. Have them spend 10-15 minutes a day writing or doodling. Alternatively, have kids use their phone or an old camera to create a digital photo album of all the activities and projects they complete.

4. Engage in reading 

Reading a book for some time daily helps to stimulate kids’s minds. Reading helps to build cognitive skills at an early age whilst also increasing the reading speed surely. It further helps to develop English language skills by improving the vocabulary of children. So, introduce your children to some interesting books, & instill the habit of reading along with learning at the same time.

5.  Create a Thankful Jar

Balancing our tasks as parents & kids alike, may seem challenging at times. But there’s a lot to be grateful for. Grab a mason jar, along with some strips of paper, and ask kids to spend time writing down some of the things that they’re thankful for (be sure to add some of your own, too).