For a few years now, when we turned on the morning TV shows at my house, we heard, "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Grover!" Well, friends, the kids aren't so little anymore. I'm no longer looking for preschool related TV programming and high quality child care and education programs. Nowadays, I find myself looking for educationally grounded summer enrichment programs that will help my child grow into all he or she can be. Without further adieu, allow me the privilege to introduce to you the world's #1 camp to help teens reach their full potential.
When people think of summer camp, they often think of sleeping overnight in an outdoorsy setting. While that might be the first thing that comes to mind, it isn't the only kind of summer camp for kids. Day camps are widely popular in the United States today. In this post, we are going to talk about why and how attending a day camp can benefit your child.
Summer camp is great for kids for the following reasons:
- Summer camp helps kids build relationships.
- Kids gain experience doing things they may not get to do at home.
- They will have exposure to experts.
- They are physically active.
- Summer camp gives them a break from devices.
- They get to experience and learn about nature.
- Activities at camp helps to keep their brains active throughout the summer.
- Summer camp activities build self-esteem.
- Attending camp makes kids resilient.
- Summer camp educates the whole child.
I love music.
It is truly the one thing that can melt away stress and make me a more pleasant person almost instantly. While I would've loved to make a career out of singing, that was never really an option for me so instead I dove into being an educator and mama. Because music is a constant in our lives, it didn't take long before my children took an interest as well. My oldest is undoubtedly a musically inclined child too. She has a great set of pipes and does pretty well with the piano too. My younger daughter also sings beautifully and will hopefully begin taking guitar lessons in the near future. Both of our boys also love to sing, but it is yet to be determined if that's the beginning or end of their talent. To me, music is a huge part of life.
I am someone who enjoys social media and appreciates the good that can come from it. However, I am fully aware of the dangers that my involvement in social media can have on my life. As parents, we want nothing more than to keep our children safe. In today’s world, that might be harder than just making sure they don’t get harmed by a stranger or hurt on the playing field. Access to the internet and more specifically social media can really open our children up to many new dangers. It is our job to not only be good role models for them, but to also equip them with the skills to stay safe online.
What's all the buzz about?
STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), are in the headlines a lot these days. Girl Scouts are pushing STEM activities and providing opportunities for girls to foster their interest in the field. Programs such as Destination Imagination and FIRST are popping up all over the place to teach children about the value of science and tech. As a parent, you don't need to look too far to find amazing robotics and math competitions for kids. Are you curious to learn what STEM can offer your child? Maybe you are like other parents who are wondering what's all the buzz about. We are here to tell you that STEM or STEAM activities might be exactly the kind of things your child may thrive doing.
UT Girl Day is one of my favorite events all year, not just because I'm an uber nerd, but also because there are many studies that show how the future career of an individual is highly influenced by experiences and exposure a person receives as a child. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math needs to be fun, exciting and most importantly, girls need to be shown that they are just as smart and capable in these subjects as boys.