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5 steps to a healthy school holiday routine

December 16, 2021

A healthy school holiday routine is important – but the summer holidays are nearly here! After a long school year, kids need a break. But it’s also important that they stay healthy – physically and mentally.

Regression during the school holidays

During the holidays, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. Unfortunately, on returning to school, it’s often found that children’s learning levels have taken a step backwards; leaving them at a disadvantage for the next year.

Finding the right balance & keeping a healthy school holiday routine

Follow these five steps to keep a healthy school holiday routine that allows your child time to relax while keeping their brain active and preventing regression.

  1. Eat well – enjoy summer fruits, they improve brain health.
  2. Exercise and play – give your child lots of opportunities to play outside. Exercise is important for physical health and it promotes the formation of new brain cells.
  3. Keep a good sleep routine – children need more sleep than adults, and it’s vital to their cognitive skills.
  4. Limit TV time – watching TV doesn’t require much thinking and a lot of TV time will likely cause regression.
  5. Enrol in a learning acceleration program – rather than pulling out the school books, combine learning with something that every child loves: computer games.

Sonic Learning’s school holiday programs

Sonic Learning offers three evidence-based computer programs that present the perfect compromise between play and work. Enrol now to train during the school holidays:


School holiday programs for a healthy school holiday routine

Fast ForWord

Builds critical foundations of learning

  • Listening (auditory processing)
  • Auditory memory
  • Auditory attention
  • Comprehension
  • Following instructions
  • Sequencing

Suitable for:
ages 6 to adult

Time commitment:
30 mins/day, 5 days/week

Program length:
3 – 6 months 🛈The program adapts for you, so the time needed is a little different for each person. If you finish before your subscription has expired, we'll enrol you in the next program in the series so you'll never run out of work to do.

95% of users who complete training achieve measurable results.

Reading Assistant

Coaches students through fluent and emotive reading

  • Reading fluency (speed)
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension

Suitable for:
ages 6 to adult

Time commitment:
30 mins/day, 5 days/week

Program length:
3 – 12 months 

With Reading Assistant, students can improve their reading grade level up to 50% more than students receiving classroom instruction alone, in the same time period.


Supercharges working memory

  • Auditory working memory
  • Visual working memory
  • Attention

Suitable for:
ages 6 to adult

Time commitment:
30 mins/day, 3-5 days/week

Program length:
6 – 14 weeks

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