Planning the school holidays can make it smoother and more fun for the whole family. With school holiday basketball camps, Melbourne parents can not only get a little peace and quiet but also encourage an interest or skill. So, here are some top tips to help you plan school holiday programs.
Most parents agree that school holidays can sneak up on them and when you’re ill prepared it can cause an enormous headache. When booking school holiday programs, Melbourne parents should realise that popular classes and camps can get booked up quickly. This means that if you leave it until the end of term, you could be out of luck. You’ll need to think ahead and make sure that your child’s space is secured.
Set Your Budget
Financial stress can immediately suck the fun out of your holidays, and if you are arranging school holiday programs for more than one child, costs can quickly add up. So, you need to set a budget to ensure that you don’t end up struggling for the rest of the holidays. Remember that if your children are attending a holiday program, you don’t need to pack every other day with lots of activities. They will want some time to play with their toys or even watch some of their favourite television programs. There are lots of things that can be done at home that are low cost and fun.
Energy and Time
School holidays are meant to be fun, but remember that energy and time are limited. When your child is participating in a program, they will get grumpy and tired if you plan every other moment.
Balance those bigger days at the program with lazy days at home. It is also a good idea to choose a program that includes a little down time. If the program is hectic throughout the week, you’ll need to plan relaxed weekends, so your child can be a little lazy and sleep in.
Unless you want to spend your time on the basketball court all summer, it is not a good idea to give open control of the summer holidays to your child. However, planning together can be fun and save unnecessary disagreements. If you want to enrol your child in a program, try to offer a choice of two or three options. Even if your child has a keen interest in basketball, there are different holiday program options. When your child has participated in the decision process, you’re less likely to have a tantrum and "Don’t make me go" on the first day of the program.
It can be a good idea to plan a holiday calendar where you can plan some activities together as treats for good behaviour that could help you avoid stressful meltdowns.
If you’re considering school holiday programs Melbourne parents should speak to us. We offer a wide range of basketball coaching and school holiday basketball camps. We would be delighted to help your child build on their interest and make your school holidays less stressful.