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Check out our helpful hints and tips for avoiding holiday "brain drain". Learn the importance of selecting spring & summer programs that will keep children entertained, active & using their brains.
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Do you hear that? It’s the cheering of students as they run through the
hallways on the last day of school. They’re excited for two months of playing
outside with no teachers and no assignments. What will they get into this
summer that will keep them entertained, active, using their brains and
socializing with peers?
“It can be tempting for kids to fall into the old habit of lounging on the
couch in front of the TV all day when school is out. Students often don’t get
an adequate mix of challenge and fun during the summer months,” says Ellen
Marks, Curriculum Director of Bricks 4 Kidz(R), an award-winning
summer camp and after-school program. “Summer is an ideal time for them to
take on new challenges, engage in critical thinking and have fun with peers in
an energetic atmosphere.”
Luckily, you have somewhere to turn to in order to shift your children’s summer break
into a fun learning opportunity. The last day of
school comes faster than you think, so there’s no time to waste. If you’re
looking for a way to combat couch-potato syndrome and keep your child
entertained, an exciting summer camp program may be just what your family
needs. A pool of talented Bricks 4 Kidz camp teachers are waiting to help your
children grow while having a blast. Your child’s summer camp should:
Use relatable and engaging tools
LEGO Bricks are the ultimate informal learning tool, especially in the
summer when kids are wishing for more fun playtime. Not only do they prompt
kids to naturally practice methods of engineering through hands-on building,
they also engage their imaginations and boundless creativity. Gears, motors,
robotics, and LEGO computer software programs also help children grasp
technology in ways they might not during the school year. This allows them to experience
a whole new level of amusement. When building with LEGO Bricks, it’s only
natural that kids will develop enhanced spatial awareness, visual processing, and
fine motor skills. Even better, the Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary models and camp
activities are centered around popular themes that kids love!
Get children away from TV and video games
Don’t let your kids sit at home in front of a screen all
summer. “Children need a chance to experience working in a group setting
as well as on their own,” says Michelle Cote, founder and president
of Bricks 4 Kidz. “Group work allows them the opportunity to
collaborate and learn about their peers, while working alone helps build
self-confidence. Creative and imaginative play is also beneficial for development, so help your kids get up off the couch and into an environment
that encourages both playtime and learning.”
Kids can easily avoid brain drain this summer when they learn through
playing. Put them in a program that will employ their minds while having fun
and making friends along the way.
With half or full day
options, 17 locations & 27 engaging themes to chose from there are
plenty of flexible options to build your child’s brain! www.bricks4kidz.com/calgary
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