Preschoolers never stop learning, even when their preschool or
child care program is out for the summer. For young children, learning is an exciting
exploration of the world around them. You can support your child’s
healthy development by providing enrichment activities this summer, such
as by enrolling him or her in an educational summer camp.
Enroll in a Summer Camp
Summer camps for preschoolers may offer part-time or full-time schedules.
Look for a summer camp that provides activities your child would be interested
in. If your child is outgoing, he or she may especially enjoy a theatrical
program. Summer camps may also offer activities for children who love
scientific experiments, fine arts, culinary arts, or the environment.
Summer camps not only nurture your child’s interests—they
also provide a safe, positive setting for children to work on their social
skills, create lasting friendships, and develop leadership skills.
Make an Indoor Camp
Summertime activities often take place outdoors and while outdoor play is important for preschoolers, the weather doesn’t
always cooperate. If your child is stuck indoors because of rain or a
heat wave, turn the living room into an indoor camp. Drape blankets or
sheets from chairs, unplugged floor lamps, and similar structures to create
indoor tents. Make the camp comfortable with plenty of throw pillows.
Then, read books together, watch an animated film, or draw pictures.
Go On a Nature Hike
When the weather does cooperate, take your preschooler out to the nearest
nature trail, forest preserve, or park. Bring along a tote or backpack
to hold interesting objects your child finds, such as leaves, feathers,
and pinecones. When you return home, your preschooler can use these items
to create beautiful craft projects.
The Learning Adventure Passport
summer camp at the daycare centers of Children’s Learning Adventure is an exciting
option for children ages five through 13. At our child care centers in
our convenient locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana,
Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas our campers can star in musical productions,
design creations in our Art Studio, and explore traditions, cultures,
and food from around the globe. For further information about our summer
camp or preschool, call CLA at (888) 592-0131.