Summer is here! Whether you are staying at home with your kids or going on that (long awaited) vacation, having a summer of fun is so important. Summer is all about creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whatever your kids are into – sports, STEM and science activities, outdoor games, crafts, or indoor/rainy day activities, the main goal is keeping them occupied and having fun.
We at Dadi Mandarin and Otto2 are here for you to take that pressure off with a list of some amazing summer activities and ideas.
Learning a new language
One of the best ways to utilise the summer break is by learning a new skill - be it learning about other cultures or learning a second language. We live in a multilingual world and it’s becoming increasingly globalised, knowing a second language always gives an additional advantage. Being bilingual helps to get great career opportunities and eliminates the language barriers.
Kids love fun activities such as cooking. Cooking classes not only generate good communication skills in children but also provide the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence or directions, and cause and effect. Cooking classes help children to learn to cook and encourage them to eat different foods that they may not be willing to try. This way children will be aware of the variety of ingredients, various cuisines, and learn practical skills and hygiene.
Another great skill for children to learn is Taekwondo. It is highly recommended for children to learn self-defence. Taekwondo is also known to benefit mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline. Practicing Taekwondo means learning various kinds of moves, patterns, Korean terms, postures, and effective listening skills.
Creating art is an alternative way for children to convey their feelings rather than verbal expression. One of many benefits of participating in art classes is that children develop their ability of independent thinking, which in turn promotes innovation as well as a willingness for fearless thinking. Through art classes, children can learn various ways to express their creativity.
Go Chess Class
Go is a strategic and intellectual mind sport that originated in China more than 4,000 years ago. It is a simple game which enhances focus and concentration. Go Chess classes help children to think things through before making decisions. There are many important things that it can teach children, like how to be patient, strategise and plan.
Just like art, dancing also brings out one’s creativity and confidence. Learning how to dance can help children to stay active as they grow up. Dance classes can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, and stamina. Also, who doesn’t like to groove on the latest trending songs? Kids love to carelessly spread their magic on the dance floor! Wouldn’t it be better if it becomes their fun summer activity, and being able to learn different dance forms. Dadi Mandarin offers Chinese dance classes at our Central Hong Kong campus, message us to find out more.
We all have those summer memories from our childhood. The ones that have stuck with us over the years. Dadi Mandarin tries to give your children some fun and sweet memories to cherish for life along with some extraordinary skills. Here at Dadi Mandarin, we teach every activity listed above with highly efficient teachers.
You may also be interested in reading- Whole Brain Development - "Chinese Language and Nature"
Developed for Dadi Mandarin and written by WOI.