Holiday Lessons And Its Negative Effects on Children

Holiday Lessons And Its Negative Effects on Children

Everyone including the children need rest. It is on this note that the Ministry of Education approves schools holidays for schools after completion of schools curriculum for approved stipulated period to enable them take their rest and prepare them for another school year.

There is no gain saying that have become periods for lessons and intensive academic programmes popularly known as ” Holiday Lessons” . A visit to some schools and lesson centers show children engaging in holiday lessons shortly after the end of the term, when they are suppose to rest.

Children in a Holiday Lesson Class

Children in a Holiday Lesson Class

The question is, how do they children feel themselves engaging in another academic activities when they are supposed to be resting at home. One of the Teachers Mr. Martins Johnson speaks on the importance of engaging children in holiday lessons.

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Prof. Udo Uyoata
HOD Early Childhood And Special Education University of Uyo

From the experts point of view, it is not proper engage children in strict academic programme during holidays, but for activities like excursion, practicals, games to release them from stress, adding that too much academic work without rest can adversely affects the child’s health.

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