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We all know the feeling right? We pick the kids up from school and eagerly begin asking how their day was anticipating these long detailed responses full of glee and excitement. More often than not, we get, "Fine", "OK", "Boring", "Can't remember". The truth is, our kids have just completed 4 - 7 days of school and guess what, the last thing they want to do is talk about it too! It doesn't mean they aren't happy or enjoying school - it just means they're a bit fed up with it. Start with allowing your child som "me time" so to speak. Time to decompress from all the activities of the day, ideas including picking a snack, a short burst of screen time or playing outside for a bit.


Getting children to talk about school (or other events they participate in away from you) requires being more specific with your questions. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're talking to your child about school:



Once upon a story-time, a little child went wandering in a land far, far away: swinging from tree-tops and chasing butterflies. Some days the child was a big, brown dog, some days a red train. On all days though, the child went home with a curious mind, blossoming imagination, new words and fun crafts. Let that child be yours.


Books open up an entire universe full of possibilities for children to explore and inspire independent thought. Time and again, experts have reiterated the benefits of early exposure to quality children's literature: the most natural and effective manner of introducing young children to language, vocabulary, print recognition and grammar.



It's a new school term so that means loads of new activities and classes to sign up for across Abu Dhabi. From art & crafts, to sports skills and drama and dance, your kids should never have a reason to say they're bored! Keep an eye on the growing list below as we keep our eyes and ears open for more new schedules for you to investigate. Just click on each image to find out more...


For classes in Dubai just click here!




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