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Rest August 4, 2008

Filed under: parenting articles,the kids — paulabrown @ 5:27 pm

So it’s a little known fact that the term ‘let’s sleep on it’ has basis in actual scientific fact; the brain transfers information from the short term memory into the longer term and in the process all the information is organised into the right bit of the brain, thus making full sense of it all. It’s why you must rest and stop from time to time and why any lesson in anything should incorporate a short time to reflect or relax (as in the case of yoga etc).

It’s also why summer holidays are so important to kids and why you often see a giant leap forward at the end of them – not that the learning stuff isn’t important but the time spent mooching about and mucking around is when it all starts to sink in and make sense. So enjoy mooching and don’t worry that you should be doing terribly structured activities!


One Response to “Rest”

  1. Lynnie Says:

    Here’s raising a glass to that sentiment!

    I just went back to my hometown and discovered that they’ve decided on doing year-round school, plus uniforms! In the public school! At first I was appalled, but then I discovered “year-round” meant “only” eight weeks off in the summer and a week of vacation every eight weeks of school. That’s sounds pretty good to me, so I guess I won’t get out my protest gear if year-round school comes our way.

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