Long holiday: Advantages And Its activities
The length of time the year-end holidays have arrived, generally every school provides year-end holidays at students as well as teachers and school employees up to about 10-14 days. Of course, with a long enough time that, then vacationing needs to be well planned so that the activities carried out by children and parents have their uses and advantages.
Just imagine if vacation time is not planned properly, what often happens is kids who feel bored at home alone, the activity of just watching TV, the activity of a walk to the mall and shopping without a purpose even spend money, or even children only play games internet only.
Vacation, is a time to break away from all routine activities. Vacationing when well executed has the advantage that is refreshing or restore any appreciation of ourselves more positive, healthier and fresher, more creative and vibrant.
From the research results Hartig, Catalano, Ong & Syme (2013) in Sweden concluded that vacation benefit the most are the group of people working compared to people who retired. In this case, it means that a vacation will be very beneficial to people who have routine daily activities when compared with those who have less routine activity. And most important of this research is setting the time for social activities, show influence on the welfare of the research group which is a group of workers. Almost similar explanation was also obtained from Nikki Wilson (2009) thesis are performed on school students, demonstrated the benefits of a vacation of summer holiday activities such as camping. This structured activity that can promote the development of students, not only about the physical development such as sports, but also to relieve stress and opportunity to work together with a parent or other adult caregiver.
Referring to the conclusions, suggesting that activity when the vacation is filled with social activities as well as activities that are structured to give a huge advantage.
Social activities in the holiday certainly needs to be designed and lived as comfortable as possible so that profits will be achieved psychological well-being. Also with structured activities, will be able to help a child’s development, if the activity is planned and implemented as possible. If so, what are the activities that can be planned in a vacation?
Social activity can be done through the holidays with loved ones, or could it be families, couples or close friends. Or often vacationed done by following the activity of the managed-travel tour to meet with a group of new people in the course of the holiday.
Vacation by doing hobbies, such as cooking possible with created a new pastries and enjoyed by others will provide good benefits for the children who make it also to family or other people who enjoy it. Photography, when the holiday is done for example to the flower garden or outdoors, then there are a lot of objects beautiful of scenery that can be targeted portrait of an attractive, to be published through social media for example, so that the beauty of the scenery and the camera shots were more valuable to enjoyed by many people.
Other hobbies such as reading a book for example, would be even more useful if the book is retold to family members, such as the example of gathering with family while listening to fairy tales told by each member of the family.
Activity holiday as some of the examples above, performed with pleasure because it is a hobby and has benefits not only for ourselves but also for many people. How, have you prepared your holiday with fun activities?
Hartig, T., Catalano, R., Ong, M., & Syme, L.S. (2013). Vacation, Collective Restoration, and Mental Health in a Population. Society and Mental Health vol. 3(3) 221–236. American Sociological Association. DOI: 10.1177/2156869313497718.
Wilson, N. (2009). Impact Of Extracurricular Activities On Students. Thesis dari University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, WI.
Pictures sources: Private collection