A number of International schools in the Philippines have devised their systems to be student centric to make sure that they find the balance between their studies, social lives, and personal free time. It is seldom to find such a system which is why if you have a child going into one of the international schools in the country, then you should definitely encourage them use their free time well.
Here are some of the modern ways your child can spend their free time.
1. Volunteer Work
Encourage your child or children to do volunteer work from a young age. This way they get to learn about their role in the community and how they can help those who are less fortunate. Join them in their volunteering drive so you can form a close relationship as well as set a good example that they can follow when they grow older.
2. Read eBooks
It is important that you teach your children about the significance and value of reading. They can learn a lot of things just by reading a single text or book. Today’s technology would even allow you to forego going to the bookstore to buy a paperback or a hard-bound copy. You can use the different devices that you already have to purchase an eBook that they can enjoy.
3. Listen to Podcasts
It is understandable for some children not to enjoy reading, but you should still encourage them to read a book by listening to the different podcasts available to you via download on your mobile phone. Just like books, podcasts are a source of limitless knowledge that they could gain and learn from. You will be surprise about the knowledge they could pick up from the various podcasts available on the internet.
Your children can learn many things through travelling. For example, visiting a historic place will make them more interested in the story that transpired behind the events. Encourage them to ask about the place so that they can learn more about it.
Travelling is also a good opportunity to teach them about a number of life lessons. Instil them with the knowledge of how to be thrifty so that they can save money while also enjoying some of the pleasures life has to offer.
5. Visit Museums
Museums seem to have existed for a long time; but it is only in recent times that people actually find it trendy to go into one. Take advantage of this trend and make plans to go into the various museums popping up all over the country. This is one sure way you can teach your children how to appreciate all forms of the arts.
6. Watch Educational TV Shows
TV is not always bad for you and your children. There are some networks like National Geographic and History Channel that will discuss several important topics that they can learn about. These networks are expert in making sure educational content can reach your children through your TV screens.
Encourage them to try all these modern activities that are not only enjoyable but could also teach them about the different subject matters in the world.