Are summer workshops really beneficial and worth your money?
Yesterday, while on a rainy summer outing with my family, one of my aunts shared her thoughts on enrolling the kids to summer workshops. She’s torn between enrolling the three kids to swimming lessons altogether or sign them up in different summer programs.
When I was younger, I was enrolled in a basic computer summer program together with my cousins. That was even before computer 101 was integrated into the school curriculum. Yes, it was fun having to learn something new. But there’s more to summer workshops than being able to get out of the house everyday on a summer vacation.
I know most parents would complain about endless expenses thinking that summer vacation is their only break from spending for the kid’s learning. But what if your child persuades you to enroll him to basketball clinic this vacation?
Parents who can afford to enroll their kids to summer programs should say yes if their children keep bugging them about getting signed up. Don’t you think it’s a good sign when your child wants to learn something new and worthwhile?
If you can’t decide whether to enroll your kids to summer programs, see these benefits of summer workshops.
1. Your child gets to learn something new. That’s a given fact.
2. His/her socialization skills will also be enhanced as he/she gets to meet new faces and build friendships with them.
3. Your child will learn important values in life as an individual: how to be independent (as you give your child his/her own time to be away from you for a while), how to be competitive (especially if the summer programs requires healthy competition among the group), how to be creative (for arts program), how to be responsible (as he/she has to manage his/her own time and effort for the workshop), how to be a good leader and a good follower.
What do you think of kids who learn these values and lessons at an early age? If you allow your children to explore the world and the beauty of life through learning by himself and with others, he/she will grow up to be a well-rounded person. Isn’t that priceless?
Summer workshops are not just for children who are from a well-off family. These programs are for all who like to learn and develop their personalities through something they get to enjoy.
Every learning is a blessing.