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Scarcity of recreational activities make children boring in summer vacations.

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Summer vacations are increasing worries of parents as there is scarcity of recreational and healthy opportunities for children and a long span of two months without proper routine can lead them to extremely bored, and lazy life. Summer, sun, relaxation, late nights, sleeping in, no homework, all of these things are great but they quickly made them boring. While summer is a great break from the school, and a time to relax and have fun, it does not have to be a extended vacation of doing absolutely nothing. There are several ways in which kids can be prevented from being idle during this beautiful season, all of which can also be enjoyable and beneficial in many ways. Raheela, who is mother of two children talking to reporter said To become volunteer is a great way for kids to keep busy during the summer. It is rewarding and valuable work and will be a great early life lesson for kids of all ages while also keeping them occupied doing something worth while during their summer break, she maintained. Another mother Samina said sports teams are also a great way for the children to keep busy during their summer holidays, and also to have lots of fun. But problem is there are not enough play grounds and children have no option but to play on roads which is not safe for them, she went on to add. Children must also be encouraged to scout out teams in their area and choose one which he or she could enjoy. Regular practices and games will be sure to keep them occupied, and the fun and new friends that they will meet will be an added bonus. Naseer Hussain who runs a private school said Before the holidays begin have your child compile a list of 8 to 10 books that they would like to read and gather them up for summer. He said have your child read one a week for each week of summer, and take the time to talk to them about what they have read. Reading is not only educational, but also relaxing and can be done just about anywhere, he added. Summer camps are also great getaways for kids during the season which will keep them active and busy. Keeping children active during summer is important, but it is also important to allow them to do just what summer is intended for, have fun and relax! Keep their schedules diverse to avoid boredom, allow plenty of time for fun and also, be sure to get out there and have some fun with them.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 4, 2010
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