Unlock the Mysterious Adventure & Science Safari with EuroKids Summer Club Program
With the summer vacations just around the corner, there is a lot of buzz and excitement among the kids who look forward to the end of school and the holidays. It is a time for them to take a break and de-stress from the usual school routine, homework and studies. Children look forward to their vacations to indulge in “non-school” related activities they cannot usually do for various reasons. Since summer clubs include various fun activities, it is an excellent opportunity for children, especially kids between 18 months and two years, to get used to being away from parents for a few hours of the day and get them pre-school ready.
During this time usually, three types of parents emerge-
- The over-enthusiastic parents spend time researching and planning numerous activities for their children. This meticulous planning, however, can prove to be exhausting as planning and implementation take a lot of energy and effort, especially if they do it themselves.
- The sticklers for routine parents – whatever the reason, these parents seldom deviate from the beaten path. Usually, they end up doing the same activities year after year, which usually involves going to the grandparents’ house for a few weeks, visiting relatives and maybe doing a few special activities in and around the area, like, going to the beach, playing in the pool, shopping, going to a restaurant for dinner or attending a family function. In this scenario, though the parents get a break, the children may get bored within a few days, especially if this is the vacation routine done year in and year out.
- The busy parents – There are many reasons parents may not be able to plan any summer holiday activities for their children; they may not get leave, there are ailing elders that need care, and one child has school while the other is on vacation. Much as they’d like to, the current circumstances may prevent them from doing so. In such cases, the children are either left alone, with mobile devices, to entertain themselves, or they end up binge-watching TV, playing video games or oversleeping. This unplanned structure will inevitably end up spoiling the child’s routine that they have built up during the year, disrupt the rejoining school process, and will also get them addicted to screens which is not a good thing.
As parents, we can relate to these scenarios and believe none seems sustainable in the long run. The concept of summer clubs, camps, and workshops has all cropped up to ease the burden of holiday planning while keeping the child entertained and gainfully occupied.
Let’s look at each briefly to know the difference-
❖ Summer Workshop – These are short-term activities, usually lasting a day or two, where like-minded people gather to learn. The focus of a workshop is generally on one key area, a particular type of art form or skill like dramatics, robotics, personality development or even craft. This activity works well for older children in high school and above and adults.
❖ Summer camps are activity-based camps that usually last a week to fifteen days. Training is given in developing a particular skill, and other fun activities may also be clubbed in. Here also, there is one key focus area at the end of the camp the child reaches some level of proficiency. Horse riding, football, music, and art and performance camps are commonly held. Camps are of two types, live-in camps- where the child has to be away from home and live at the campsite and day camps, where the child comes in at a particular time and leaves at the end of the day and returns the next day. This is best suited for primary and slightly older children.
❖ Summer club – comprises an amalgam of various activities; it may or may not be centered on a particular theme. The summer clubs cover various activities from art and craft, music and movement, drama and performing arts, sports, etc. Children of different age groups get to interact with each other and are exposed to a wide array of activities and experiences that are not possible at home. Children of all ages can enjoy the summer club activities from pre-primary to high school.
Trained teachers and professionals conduct all these different types of summer activities, they follow a fixed schedule, and the day is well planned to keep in mind the children’s ages. The multiple activities keep the children engaged while allowing them to move from one to the next with ease.
Preschool children benefit the most from summer club activities, as they get an opportunity to practice their social skills, get used to peer interactions, build a routine, etc. However, not all summer club programs are suited for preschooler children. The organizers don’t fully understand that preschoolers need structured and age-appropriate activities for special attention and care engagement. When children of various age groups are clubbed together, the little ones get left out, get bored, and don’t enjoy themselves; you’ll may probably even see them mindlessly wandering all over the place, showing a lack of interest in what is done as they cannot relate to it, and finally they won’t want to return the next day.
People who have worked closely with preschoolers know that their needs differ from older kids; they have shorter attention spans, many of the skills that older kids know, the preschoolers are still learning and experiencing for the first time, they get tired easily, they get frightened and may even start to cry. A lot of one-to-one attention is required with little ones before they settle in. Parents must remember this when choosing a summer club program for our preschoolers.
If you have a kid who is a preschooler or soon will be one, EuroKids preschool is the solution to your concerns. Being one of the most respected early childhood education brands, the team of mothers, experts and teachers know and fully understand the needs and capabilities of a preschooler. They have put a lot of effort into planning their summer preschool programs. The themes chosen are child friendly and relatable, specially designed to target and promote the progress of their core skills. The teachers know that every child is different and their development rates are different, and there is a stark difference in the abilities of 2 to 4 yr. old children who are perhaps still trying to master some skills, compared to the 4 to 6 yr. old children who are more competent and faster grasping age. No matter your child’s age group, the teachers are experienced enough to guide them in the right direction while ensuring they have fun.
Children who attend the EuroKids summer club program for preschoolers are excited to return the next day, eager to try out and do the planned activities. The program is for two distinct age groups, and each group has two particular themes-
- 2-4 years called the “Wonderers” – The wanderers have two topics ‘The flying carpet” – which explores different worlds like space, snow-covered lands, deep green forests and mysteries underwater, whereas “The Jungle Book “ will teach children life skills like facing their fears, making friends, listening to elders, respecting the environment and enjoying the simple pleasures that life offers us.
- 4-6 years known as the “Discoverers” – This group has themes like “Reader’s Cafe” – this module is designed to nurture a love for reading and open the minds and imagination. Learn critical and creative thinking, and promote the development of cognitive, language and social skills. The second theme, “Little Scientists”, promotes scientific interest and logical thinking; through experiments and hands-on exploration, they will learn about cause and effect, make predictions, and develop keen observation skills.
So, what are you waiting for? Let your child step into a safe world designed especially for them by the experts at EuroKids, the Summer Club Program 2023.