Stop the summer slide. Vacation time means sun, fun, and a months-long break from school. If you have concerns about summer learning loss, take a look at the benefits of educational opportunities such as fine arts camps and STEM programs for kids.
The arts and STEM area explorations lead to creativity. Whether your child is painting, collaging, building a super-structure, experimenting, or engaging in another similar activity, they're using their imagination, problem-solving, and developing the type of thinking necessary to create.
Make Learning Fun
Does your child think video games are more fun than learning? If they hold this popular opinion, an art or STEM camp can change it. These programs engage your child in a minds-on and hands-on way, helping them to explore and make new discoveries all summer long.
Even though your child will learn fine arts and STEM concepts, they'll do so in a way that's fit for a summer camp experience. This means learning goes from lectures and worksheets to summer fun. Not only do these programs make learning into an exciting adventure, but they also keep boredom at bay.
Prepare for Next Year
What subjects will your child tackle next year at school? Sitting in front of the TV or laptop won't help them to prepare for the science, math, reading, art, and other lessons they'll have in a few months from now. If you're not sure how to help your child's education during the summertime, fine arts programs and STEM camps for kids can help.
Bridge Other Subjects
STEM and art camps may start with a specific subject focus. But these programs can easily extend into multiple areas. On its own STEM includes four separate areas—science, technology, engineering, and math. Likewise, the "arts" also include several subjects—visual arts, drama, dance, and music.
Beyond the multi-area focus of these two types of programs, both STEM and the arts can help children to better understand subjects such as reading/language arts, social studies, and much more. Spending school vacation time working on these, and other, areas can reduce the negative effects of the summer slide.
From STEM camps to fine arts programs, the summer offers opportunities galore to extend your child's education. If you're looking for a way to keep your child busy, get them out of the house, and make sure they spend plenty of time in a screen-free setting, these activities are ideal options.