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March 11, 2014

Summer Camp is an Important Developmental Step for Kids and Parents

In an article from the Washington Post, Michael Thompson, the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents can Help a Child Grow, is interviewed about the effects of early childhood independence. He purports that, if approached properly, experiences like sleepovers and summer camps have short- and long-term health benefits for the whole family. Help Kids Build... Read More

January 15, 2014

Connecting with Kids via Art and Arts Summer Camp

In a recent article on the PBS Parents website titled “Connecting with Kids Through Art” by Grace Hwang Lynch, an art class volunteer, she emphasizes the importance of art in children’s lives and offers ways to encourage creativity and art appreciation. While parental engagement is important, many of the suggestions Lynch makes parallel the benefits of arts summer camps.... Read More

February 5, 2013

Art and Music Help Children Develop

Learning Music Grows Kids’ Brains According to Lily Avnet’s article in the Huffington Post, Music Lessons Early In Life Could Boost Brain Development, Study Suggests, children who receive music lessons early in life develop brain mass faster than those who don’t learn music. The Journal of Neuroscience reports that musicians who began to playing a musical instrument before the... Read More

October 8, 2011

Art Summer Camps Support and Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Children spend much of their time learning basic skills such as reading, writing and math, but it is also essential that kids are encouraged to creatively express themselves through song, dance, painting, crafts, acting, musicianship and more. Creativity and imagination  are an important part of how kids grow, learn and succeed. Art camps can provide the perfect atmosphere for... Read More