A good holiday program can turn the aimless hours after school into productive learning time. That’s a big benefit for kids with learning and attention issues. Here are four things a high-quality holiday program can do for kids.
1. Create a sense of belonging.
If the holiday program isn’t run by the school district or a facility nearby, children can get to know different kids than those they see at school. That means they don’t have to deal with the same cliques and social issues. If it is run at your child’s school or nearby, the program can give your child a chance to connect with familiar kids in a different environment.
There’s generally more adult supervision than on the school playground, too. As a result, kids with learning or attention issues are more likely to be included and feel part of the group.
2. Improve social skills.
A good program promotes cooperation, support and respect. This can help kids feel more secure about joining a game or starting a conversation. And if they slip up, a sympathetic staffer should be on hand to remind them to take turns or stop interrupting.
3. Make learning more fun.
Some holiday programs offer classes in areas like science or computers. In these sessions, there aren’t tests and students may work together in groups. For kids with learning and attention issues, these classes can be stress-free, fun and meaningful. Programs may also offer arts options like drama and music, which can help kids find new interests.
4. Build confidence.
For kids with learning and attention issues, an holiday program may feel more forgiving than school does. The stakes may not feel as high. As a result, they may be more willing to try new things and take more risks. This, in turn, can lead to higher self-esteem.
Because of the reasons above, Fun4kids offers wide variety of holiday programs and workshops in various locations within Klang Valley since 2012. Even better now, they have even offer options to attend these programs virtually due to the pandemic. This allows children from all around the world to meet and learn together in a single platform! Find out what holiday programs we have planned for you here this year!
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