BORLDERLESS | Summer workshops and more

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BY RHODA GARZON CAMPILLAN
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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SUMMER is the perfect time for children to rest and relax after rigorous academic activities.

However, for me, summer is the best time to learn new skills and talents. I am a believer of productivity. A child who is exposed early will make him or her confident in his or her future endeavors.  

As a mother, I want my daughter to explore her talents. This summer I enrolled my kid to a workshop where she will learn acting, singing, dancing, and public speaking. On her first day at the academy, she was overwhelmed. She cried and kept on hugging me. She did not want to let go of me.

It felt like t he first day of school blues. I kept on assuring her that everything was going to be alright. I encouraged her that she could perform her tasks and she could deliver what would be asked of her.

She kept on shaking her head and told me, “Mama indi ako kabalo.” I was with her throughout the day and in the end I saw that she was enjoying the company of her classmates. I told myself, “Ay salamat, komportable na siya.”  From that moment, I know that I was ready to let her go.

I am encouraging parents to enroll their kids to summer workshops. The most important thing is, we should not push what we want for them; instead let our kids choose what they want. At the end of the day, our children are the ones who will go to class and perform the activities. It is best to choose summer workshops which our kids want and like.

There are a wide array of summer camps and workshops to choose from. There are sports clinics which teach students skills in different sports. Most popular sports are volleyball, basketball, badminton, taekwondo, and swimming.

There are visual art workshops which train students to create different types of art works. Students are taught how to make portraits, caricatures, among others.

On the other hand, there are workshops which specifically center on a particular skill such as public speaking, personality development, classical and pop voice lessons, ballet, jazz and a lot more.

Our kids will surely remember summers where they learn something new. We will be surprised when they come back to school, they will be more confident, assertive and happy. They will be excited to join competitions because they already know the basic skills.

Summer camps and workshops also teach our children the values of teamwork, trust, cooperation, friendship, and leadership.

I hope that in one way or another, you will be convinced to enroll your kids. I am sure your sons and daughters will thank you one day that they were given the chance to participate in worthwhile activities this summer. ([email protected]/PN)

 

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