‘Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves’ – Dr Vanessa Lapointe
With the school holidays upon us, many parents will be frantically trying to find new ways to fend off boredom for their kids.
And thinking of new and exciting activities to do is always going to be a good thing…
Organised activities involving sports, music or education have proven to be beneficial to a child’s physical, cognitive, cultural and social development.
But there is also something to be said for allowing a child to be left to their own devices, or to experience ‘boredom’, according to Teresa Belton, visiting fellow at The School of Education and Lifelong Learning.