Parents' Corner

Why Are Summer Reading Programs So Important?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child can participate in a summer reading program, here are four reasons why joining one is a great idea.

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Topics: Learning, Summer Camp

Skill-Building Math Games for Older Students

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child needs help with math—and finds it hard to add, subtract or multiply on a piece of paper—movement might be the answer. After all, sitting down for too long can become boring. As another strategy, you can capitalize on what your child already finds fun, slipping in math elements.  

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Topics: Reading, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Summer Camp

Here Are The Top Summer Camp Tips for Kids and Parents

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, May 25, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child will attend summer camp for the first time,r switching to a different one this year, he or she may feel a combination of excitement and nervousness. But that’s OK!

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Topics: Skill Building, Summer Camp

Summer Camp Activities That Build Brain Power

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 07:00 AM

If you fondly remember summer camp, and that experience included relay races, doing the motions to “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” learning interesting facts, and making new friends, then you were busy building brain power—although you probably thought you were just having fun.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Preschool Summer Camp Themes That Are Always a Hit

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 27, 2022 @ 07:00 AM

When preschool camp comes with a theme, this allows the children to learn about a topic or message in multiple ways—and in relatable ways. By varying the theme from year to year, this gives the summer camp a fresh look and feel each year, rather than seeming repetitive—and, no matter what theme is chosen, it should be age-appropriate, positive, and fun. 

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Topics: Skill Building, Summer Camp

Should You Send Your Child to Summer Camp?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 20, 2022 @ 06:45 AM

Summer camp comes with plenty of benefits and, to help you decide whether to send your child this year, look at this list. Would you like your child to enjoy these four benefits?

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Topics: Child Development, Summer Camp

Horizon Summer Camp Is Going Back In Time

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 06:00 AM

Summer Camp Blog Hero

You won’t need a DeLorean to travel back in time this summer. Horizon Education Centers is happy to announce our plans for Summer Camp 2022: Time Travels With Horizon!  

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp

How Imaginative Play Aids in Early Development

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

“Just imagine! A few kitchen chairs and clean bedsheets become a fortress deep in the Hundred Acre Wood. One wooden spoon is a microphone, and two more are drumsticks. A stack of old newspapers is a dragon egg of paper mâché waiting to happen. Oh, the possibilities!” (Healthline.com)

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Topics: Child Development, Summer Camp

Seven Ways to Make Reading Fun This Summer

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

With school out for the summer, reading may not be the first activity that comes to mind when thinking of summer fun. But amid the pool days, cookouts and other summer fun, reading over summer break can provide plenty of benefits. SummerReading.net lists these six:

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Topics: Summer Camp

Fun Things to Do with Your Children During Summer Vacation

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

During the summer of 2021, the world is opening up in ways that weren’t possible in 2020 — which means that even “routine” visits to a friend’s house or to grandma and grandpa’s place can feel ultra special. So, think about who your child has missed seeing and set up a play date at a park with them and make a picnic lunch. You can quickly become a playground connoisseur by packing a lunch once a week and trying out a new place.

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Topics: Summer Camp

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