Planning your child’s diary could be a good way to keep their afternoons occupied with things that matter and a pleasant destruction to mischievous activities. Piano lessons, soccer practice or even art classes could come in handy in future, you think.
But according to Susan du Plessis, Direction of Education Programmes at Edublox, parents need to rethink the way they plan their children’s diaries. She says that too many children are busy going from one afternoon activity to the next, every day.
We need to make sure that our children get enough unstructured play which is something children miss out on— Susan du Plessis
Du Plessis says that children need more green time (play time) which has shown to improve concentration and impulse control.
Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show: