School holidays can prove a bit of a challenge for parents in Dubai. How can you provide a productive and enjoyable environment for your children? But how do you avoid weeks of TV, video games, and late nights, and instead keep those active young minds active?
More and more parents are recognising the lasting benefits of enrolling their children in STEM school holiday camps. These camps not only provide a great social platform for children to make new friends, they also teach essential skills that prepare them for the careers of the future.
During the school year, children are socially active, surrounded by their peers in the classroom and during extracurricular activities. Spending large amounts of time alone over the school break with no particular routine can therefore be a difficult adjustment. The continuity of social activity is crucial to proper child development.
Attending a professional science camp is a highly effective way for your child not only to meet new people their age, but also make friends with similar educational interests. By working together on exciting tasks and solving problems together, children create and become part of positive peer groups, whilst increasing their social confidence and independence.
Most adults have experienced returning to work after holiday, expecting to be refreshed and sharp. In reality it takes a while for our brains to get back into the swing of things. It’s important to remember the same is true of children. A long school break with little academic stimulation can lead to a slow start to the academic year.
Enrollment in a STEM science camp keeps young minds active and engaged with the subject. Science camp is also an opportunity to delve deeper into the subject in a hands-on learning environment. Outside of a traditional classroom setting, more time can be dedicated to specific topics, stimulating children’s interest whilst increasing comprehension and retention.
With a few weeks of enjoyable and thought-provoking science interactions under their belts, children will be in the perfect frame of mind to achieve academic success throughout the school year.
An increasing number of prestigious careers require qualifications within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) fields. It’s common knowledge that there is significant shortage of qualified employees, as well as the need for greater women’s representation, within these fields.
By providing children with the opportunity for additional knowledge and practical experience within the STEM fields, parents can plant the seeds for their future careers.