CIU Academic Makes Recommendations for Families About the Semester Break
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağla Gür, Lecturer of Early Childhood Education in the Elementary Education Department of the Faculty of Education, Cyprus International University (CIU), made recommendations to families regarding the semester break; that the children can relax, improve themselves, and strengthen their communication with their families.
Gür pointed out that children, who are seriously under pressure in school, can easily retire into their own shell and show indifferent attitudes, and she said children, who appear to be insensitive, can suffer inwardly.
Gür also stated that academic education contributes to the child's success greatly but she pointed out that the skills children will need to prepare for life are not limited to academic skills. Gür pointed out the importance of the child needing to know themself, gain awareness about their strengths and weaknesses, interests, and expectations, and grow in a cultural sense and develop effective communication skills. Gür added that holiday time is an opportunity to spend time with children.