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Utilise your summer vacation time productively – Part I

Summer holidays keep children busy at home but utilising their time in a productive manner will help them in building their career. Vacations are times to explore the world around you, experience new things, and make lasting memories. You achieve this, even if you are staying at home this summer. You might just discover that you can have a lot of fun from the comfort of your own home.

Children of all age and even elders prefer to have a scrap book to keep track records of their writings and achievements. The main idea behind a scrap book concept is to collect picture and newspaper clippings on your topic of interest. Scrap book saves memories of the past, the present and the future. So make sure your scrap book has pictures of you having loads of fun. This includes collection of letters received from VIPs, special cards of interest such as birthday greeting cards, special notes or trinkets by sticking pockets on your scrap book page. It is quite imperative to write small notes under each picture. It is necessary to paste these write-ups in a chronological order so that you can refer them without much difficulty on a future date.

To make it more interesting do creative lettering. You can cut out letters from colourful periodicals and magazines. To make the scrap book more attractive, decorate it with craft papers with pictures cut in basic shapes like Circle, Square, Rectangle, Triangle and Oval like shapes. Use your imagination and bring out the best colours that compliment your pictures and memorabilia. Do stamping to create patterns. Use coins, jewellery, buttons, ribbons, photos of archaeological importance for pomp and colour. Punch shapes like Polka dots, hearts, stars, flowers from coloured paper to decorate your scrap book page. Cut coloured papers in relevant shapes and stick your pictures on them like a gardening picture struck on a vegetable shape. Make sure that the Scrap Book is for fun and frolic and help to keep memory of the past.

Instead of whiling away time with mischievous activities or glued to your mobile or PC you can go through books such as Guinness Book of World records to enrich your general knowledge. Even referring to google for important information is very useful during your later years and making a note of those in your personal diary or saving it on your PC will help you to refer it in your future date.

Jayanthy Subramaniam

(This is the first part of the article and the remaining portion will continue tomorrow)

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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