Come summer and most parents are faced with the question, “What do I do with the kids the whole day? How do I keep them occupied? Is there anything I can do to help them utilize their time in a more productive manner than watching mindless television or playing games on the computer?”
I personally feel that the holidays are a great time to get the kids to do all that they don’t have the time to do during school days: creative stuff, having fun, learning life skills, reading, learning…
Looking at today’s scenario, most kids only “study” during school days. There is little time for “learning”; what with long school hours, home work, tuitions and tuition home work. And if we stop to think, how much does all this really help our kids in the long run?
What our children need is to learn in a joyful manner. They need to learn life skills, values and cognitive skills. They need to increase their knowledge through fun reading and exploration. They need to learn to express themselves through Drama and Writing and what better time for this than the vacations?
So at “Expressions” our summer camp for this year, we cover Creative Writing, Speech and Drama and Life Skills for children in the age group 7 to 14.
Grammar and Creative writing
Grammar and creative writing consists of reading, talking about what we have read, vocabulary development, grammar for practical writing and exercises in creative writing like stories, poems, essays, book reviews etc.
Life Skills Programme
The life skills programme covers self confidence, communication skills, being assertive, friendship, responsibility, prioritizing activities etc
Speech and Drama
The speech and drama will help them with voice modulation, emoting, developing confidence in front of an audience, thinking on their feet, body language etc.