Students in Canada from Kindergarten to Grade 12 take a week off from school. Canadians call it March Break(or Spring Break). It’s sort of like sembreak in the Philippines.

Older kids take a break too, with university and college students calling it Reading Week.

Some parents take the week off to spend time with their kids, taking a quick trip to the beach, others opt to have a staycation to watch hours and hours of Netflix. Depending on your personal circumstances, a little planning goes a long way during March Break.

If you have younger kids, you can have them attend daycare. Daycares have wall-to-wall activities to keep them occupied all day long, and they are fed appropriately too.

If you have time (and money) and you registered well in advance, you can also take the kids to March Break programs at your neighbourhood library or community centre.

If push comes to shove and you’re home with your kids, make sure that you have plenty of things to do together (board games, books, that sort of thing). Not that the groceries close during March Break, but make sure that your pantry is well stocked with snacks.

Believe us when we say that the last thing you want at home during March Break are hungry kids.

March Break, it’s not just for the kids. It’s for the parents too. Sleep in, go outside and experience something new. Whatever it is you’d like to do, it’s tots up to you!


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