>> Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Just a week or so and summer break officially starts for us. For many parents and kids, it is the time not only to rest from the daily demands of school but to also do and learn fun things from summer workshops. It is good that there are many options to choose from. As a parent, one must assist his/ her children in choosing which summer workshop to join in order to make this summer not only fun but also productive. There are many options, depending on the interest of your child – sports, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, culinary and culture/ performing arts.
As a general rule, consider your child’s interest prior to enrolling him/ her to any summer workshops or classes. This will assure you that she will enjoy attending her classes and that she will hopefully finish it until the end, thus, your investment won’t go to waste. Moreover, find an age-appropriate class for your kids. We do not want our kids to force himself to perform in activities which are way beyond their capacities.
As parents, it is our duty to know the requirements of each class/ workshop where we enroll our kids. For a cooking workshop for example, it is important to know if the fee we have paid covers ingredients and cooking utensils or are the kids required to bring their own stuff.
Aside from honing their talents, summer workshops can also help in improving our children’s social skills. They get to meet kids from other schools and make friends. So make this summer more fun and memorable by finding a good summer workshop for your kid!