Being away from home and loved ones causes feelings of homesickness in almost everyone. As many as 95 per cent of kids experience mild sadness, and some feel intense, long-lasting distress. Younger kids and those who have never spent time away from home have the most trouble at camp. You may be worried that your attempts to comfort your homesick child will only make the problem worse.
There’s no disputing the value of children participating in organized sports. Sports help teach kids about physical fitness, develop important social and interpersonal skills, and teach them the value of hard work and persistence. And, with this summer showcasing the 2012 Olympics in London, there’s sure to be an increased interest in sports.
Springtime is here and that means one thing – baseball is in full swing. Two and three year olds are trying out their first little sluggers classes. Four and five year olds are breaking in their new gloves, chasing grounders and hitting off a tee. Older kids are making new friends, catching pop flies and learning to pitch in Little League. Everybody seems to be having a ball. Well, maybe not everybody. What happens if your kid isn’t into sports? Maybe your little one has no interest in sports, or just isn’t athletically gifted. What should you do?
Choosing a summer camp for your child can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider and a myriad of camp options to choose from. However, with some careful, advanced preparation, you can ensure that you choose the best camp for your child so that they have a positive experience.
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