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How having fun outside of school supports a child’s development and education

March 10th, 2023 by Lauren

As a child, leisure pursuits and having fun outside of school are critical for healthy development.

These activities provide opportunities for children to explore their interests, build social skills, and learn new things in a stress-free environment.

Having fun can help children reduce stress, improve their mood, and increase their overall well-being.

Leisure pursuits provide children with a much-needed break from the academic rigors of school. Engaging in activities such as sports, arts, and crafts, or playing games can help children reduce stress, improve their mood, and increase their overall well-being. By taking part in leisure pursuits, children can recharge their batteries, allowing them to return to school refreshed and ready to learn.

Hobbies and leisure activities provide an opportunity for children to explore their interests and develop their passions. For example, a child who loves music might take up an instrument or singing, while another child who loves art might take up drawing or painting. By pursuing their interests, children can discover their strengths, develop their talents, and gain confidence in their abilities.

Having fun also provides opportunities for children to build social skills and make new friends.

Through sports, games, travel and other activities, children learn how to communicate effectively, work as a team, and resolve conflicts. These skills are essential for success in later life and can help children build lasting friendships and relationships.

A child’s education and development prosperous when they have time to learning and growth in an unstructured way. For example, a child who takes up gardening will learn about plant biology, while a child who takes up cooking is exposed to learning about nutrition and healthy eating habits. By engaging in leisure pursuits, children can broaden their horizons, develop new skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Having fun outside of school is crucial for healthy development in children.

These activities provide opportunities for children to explore their interests, build social skills, and learn new things in a stress-free environment.

As parents and caregivers, it is essential to encourage and support children in their leisure pursuits, as these activities can have a lasting impact on their overall well-being and success in later life.

To help families have fun together we are giving away a fun-filled mini-break!

Win a family stay at Alton Towers and CBeebies World.

This prize includes, a one-night stay for 2 adults, 2 children at Alton Towers with 2 day admission to Alton Towers and CBeebies World.

To enter, simply head to this post on our @estiatuition Instagram:

And follow the instructions in the caption.



Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions

1. The owner of this competition is Estia Tuition Ltd.
2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Estia Tuition Ltd.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via the social post on Instagram.
6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
7. Closing date for entry will be 20th March 2021. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
1. Follow @estiatuition
2. Like the competition post -
3. Tag at least one person in the comments
10. Estia Tuition reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Estia Tuition.
11. Estia Tuition is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
12. The prize is as follows: Accommodation for 1 nights in total, staying in one family occupancy self-catering hotel room for two adults and two children under 16 at Alton Towers Resort; Accommodation does not include any other meals, incidentals, gratuities, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip, will be the responsibility of the Recipients; A credit card for incidentals may be requested by the accommodation supplier at check in and therefore at least one of the Recipients must possess and travel with a valid credit card; Accommodations will be selected by Estia Tuition at their sole discretion; At least one traveler must be aged 18 or over; Where any traveler is aged under 18, they must have prior parental or guardian permission; Prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification and all travel must be completed within that time; Once booked no changes to the itinerary will be permitted; Prize cannot be taken over Christmas, New Year or UK Public Holidays; The prize excludes meals and drinks, additional excursions, attractions, car rental, treatments, visas, personal expenses and anything not expressly stated in the prize package; Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable; No cash alternative is available; The prize package inclusions are subject to availability, where any of the stated inclusions are unavailable, Estia Tuition will offer suitable alternatives of equal value; Alton Towers, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of the travel package, competition, contest or sweepstakes.
13.The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
14. Winners will be chosen at random by software, from all entries received.
15. The winner will be notified by DM on Instagram within 24 hours of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
16. Estia Tuition decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
18. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Estia Tuition and not to any other party.