Why do you have to keep learning during holidays?

Why do you have to keep learning during holidays?

Who doesn’t love the holidays? It’s the time of the year people look forward to, especially children. As school takes a brief pause, you take a break from lectures, projects, group work, or even organizational activities. You have more time to lounge in bed after waking up, play, and do other leisure activities.

But while you have envisioned more time for play, should the holiday be a reason to skip academic-related activities altogether? Before you park your pens and worksheets in one corner, check out why it’s worth it to keep learning during the holidays.

  1. It helps you keep your routine.

For months, you have built and maintained a good study routine that has helped you come this far. So, this holiday season, keep the routine to avoid losing momentum. Find time to do mind-stimulating activities and continue dedicating at least 30 minutes of your day to your worksheets.

When you observe your routine throughout the holiday, you will quickly adjust when school’s back in session.

  1. The break helps you prepare.

The holidays can also be used as a time to keep up with the lessons you find difficult in school. After giving yourself a much-needed break, skim through your notes or textbooks. With a rested mind and fresh perspective, you’ll have the energy to study with focus or find points you might have missed during discussions.

  1. Exercise the brain.

Just like the rest of our muscles and organs, we need to take care of the brain so it can think, learn, problem-solve, and do its other functions well.

So exercise your brain this holiday season to keep it healthy! Aside from doing activities that bring joy, take at least 30 minutes to read or answer your worksheets. By doing so, you challenge your brain and keep it active.

  1. Take it easy and appreciate learning.

Perhaps during class, you lose your focus and passion for learning as grades and other external factors pressure you. The holiday season is a great time to revisit your school subjects and see them from a different point of view. You might be surprised that your literature topics are filled with mind-boggling twists and turns while your math lessons are exciting to solve!

  1. Make it a meaningful break.

There are some who suddenly quip, “The holidays went by so quickly! I can’t remember what happened.”

Holidays don’t have to feel this way, especially if you make them meaningful and productive. Take this as an opportunity to learn how to cultivate your relationships with your friends and family. You know that when school starts again, you won’t have much time to do so. Use this time to enrich yourself by studying new topics or reading new books! The break is a critical time to get a little better, so you’ll be more confident and at ease when you’re back in school.

Everyone can make their holiday break memorable and worth the while. One way of doing so is to pursue knowledge and keep learning with a determined heart. So don’t keep your pens and learning materials just yet–place them on the table and explore a holiday filled with learning.

Kumon is the world's leading after-school enrichment program. We offer two subjects: Math and Reading in more than 300 Kumon Centers nationwide.

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