Head teachers in the UK argue teachers and children benefit from school holidays as it motivates them to work harder during the term.
While cutting the long summer holidays would help working parents, it may not be so great for teachers who need to plan and do professional development, and kids who need a rest.
Some children are born more resilient to change; others can need more support to manage.
Children feel worried or nervous in a new situation if they think something bad might happen or if they feel they won’t be able to handle the situation.
Managing sleep and time zones can take the fun out of Christmas travel.
Step-by-step travel tips - including how to use those fancy blue light goggles - if you're travelling East to West, or West to East these holidays.
Food glorious food – not for all children.
But holiday clubs can help.
Please Miss, can I go to Disneyland?
The knock-on effect for schools is a heavy burden.
These are the books to read with your children this summer.
From the informative to the whimsical to the flat out hilarious, here are ten Australian books to keep your child's brain active through the holidays.
Picking over the government's claims that missing class to go on holiday impacts on attainment.
It’s time to pick up that favourite book and get reading.
A selection of some of the best books to share between children and parents on the topic of family and friends.
Real-life history lesson.
Prosecutions of parents have increased – but is this really targeting persistent truants?
Grandpa, I want to touch the Dalek!
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As the school summer holidays beckon, families will be seeking out places to visit with their children, including museums, art galleries and science centres. It may be a way of keeping older children occupied…