Sports and activities
All competitions have a primary goal — to win. But to win and be the best they can, children need to learn specific skills about their sport. While there are hundreds of techniques kids can perform, summer sports camps are not for professional athletes. Instead, they focus on improving your child’s skills one step at a time.
And so, as adults, it is important to let our own children indulge in some physical activity as well. Not only do sports make physical activity more fun, but there is also a wide range of benefits of playing sports that make them a worthy hobby for you and your kids to partake in.
Yet even in programs that are not athletically or outdoor-based, summer programs of any nature force kids to get up, turn off their television or computer, and get out of the house. The simple act of providing a child with routines and entertaining activities can help prevent an array of behavioural struggles and emotional downfalls that often occur over the summer months when children are faced with boredom and a lack of routine.
Many students can get bored with learning in typical school environments – after all, sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day is not for everyone! Academic summer programs often incorporate different activities and environments into their curriculum so that students can get the most out of their learning experience. From field trips and guest speakers to group projects and open house presentations, these departures from regular classroom experiences can benefits learners of all kinds.
Physically engaging sports are a great way to prevent diseases like osteoporosis. Running, jumping or simply moving, help make your bones stronger and denser. It keeps your joints in action and helps young children lead a fitter, healthier lifestyle.
Sports have an uncanny way of representing daily life. For young children, this can be a great way to prepare for some of the joys and lessons that come with life. You learn to appreciate the journey, you learn that hard work pays off, but that you learn that you can’t always win and then you learn that perhaps, winning isn’t what’s most important after all.
The benefits of playing sports are not limited to physical or mental wellness. In fact, they can benefit your child’s career and academic development as well. Sports encapsulate a whole number of life and social skills that make for a well-rounded individual.
So, if you’re considering entering your child into a sport (or more), you’re making a fantastic call.
If you’re on the fence about choosing a sport, remember that experimentation is the key to success. You can also try enrolling your child in a sports camp that allows your child to try a variety of sports in a safe environment.
Going off the previous point, qualities like determination will power and grit. These are the kind of virtues you carry along with you to the end of your life. And aren’t these the kind of things we want our kids to learn?
Unfortunately, the system is rarely designed in a way that teaches these skills at a young age, that’s why encouraging your children to participate in sporting activities is an especially good way to inculcate these qualities from a young age.
No matter how good someone’s emotional well-being is, the truth is it could always be better. Whether your child has clinically diagnosed depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or is simply prone to those all too human bouts of sadness, he or she can definitely benefit from sports.
There have been numerous studies that have shown time and time again that sports and physical activity are great stimulants of dopamine and all those “feel-good” chemicals inside our bodies. They help us feel more energized, optimistic and can be great for our self-esteem as well.
So, encourage your child to participate in school sports or enroll them in a sports camp.
Music plays an important role in the field of our Summer School schedule. We have talented singers as well as instrumentalists. Since our students are programmed individually, we can always accommodate these different needs.