Daycamps for kids are a lot more sophisticated than what they used to be. In the past, dropping off your child at camp or daycare may mean that they would typically spend a whole day playing with toys or coloring in an unstructured setting. However, daycamps these days offer a much more enriching experience. Modern kids camps, like the ones we offer here at Kidz360 Active Learning centre (contact us for summer options!) include structured activities developed by childhood development professionals that help the children play and learn at the same time. They know that children learn best when they play because this is when their minds open up and drink in knowledge at the optimal level. Therefore, activities usually introduce children to a theme in which they can explore in depth through play and gain familiarity.
Children are guided in the process of getting to know one another and in interacting with each other – important social skills that they can take with them long after camp is over. They learn key socialization and collaboration skills that are essential in every stage of their development and all the way through their adulthood. They are guided through a process of self-discovery that will sure to add multiple dimensions to their development.
In a regular school setting, there is just not enough time for such exploration and personal development as these types of learning activities are often not part of the curriculum. Daycamps can be the ideal complement to fill in the gaps. Such specialized camps allow children to develop their unique skills, physically and socially, in a fun atmosphere. They will not even realize that they are building up important life skills that will become part of their foundation of development. Schools help children grow academically but are often lacking in social development support, and important reason why we developed our programs. Enrolling your child in extra curricular programs will balance his development so that he will mature into a well-rounded individual.
It is a good idea to choose a facility that offers a variety of programs all year round. This allows your child to establish a sense of familiarity with the environment and the staff so that he will feel secure and comfortable every time he attends. Facilities that offer seasonal daycamps as well as regular, year-round services like after-school childcare and on-demand babysitting are especially helpful in your efforts to manage your children’s lives as well as your own.
Establishing a relationship with a reputable daycamp facility is like extending your family. Your child will get to know the program personnel, and each visit will be like visiting old friends. This will give you peace of mind that your child is having fun in a safe environment that you can trust. Here at Kidz360 Active Learning Centre in Toronto, we offer a number of daycamps in the summer and after school programs in the winter. If you are in the Bloor West, Junction or High Park communities, you can check out our kid friendly environments where we offer modern, revolutionary summer camps – get your kids enrolled before spaces run out! We look forward to hearing from you.