During summer camp, we take the opportunity to introduce our children to a new season of outdoor activities and fun. We also offer exciting field trips as well as amazing indoor games. Children have a phenomenal time participating in our relay races and other competitions. In addition, we have special dates set for Color, Funky Hat, Mismatch and Pajama day. Outdoor playtime gives the kids a chance to play their favorite sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball. Or they can get involved with activities on the playground.Through all the fun, we continue to emphasize school-preparedness for those entering school for the first time in the fall. For older kids, completing their school summer package and refreshing their academic skills is a priority.
Proprietor Jaciara S. Isaac has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Serving Uniondale, East Meadow, Westbury, Hempstead in Long Island, NY
Time outside promotes motor skills
The summer camp at our facility in Uniondale provides numerous hours outside. Not only does this promoteexercise, but it also builds motor skills. This is an important part of a child's development. The other areas include cognitive,social, emotional, speech and language.
There are two types of motor skills: fine and gross. The latter is an odd term, yes, but gross motor skills are an important part of early childhood. It consists of the larger, more prominent movements of the body. The arms and legs will be the main part of the gross motor skills during summer camp. The other side of the spectrum is the fine skills, which your child can also learn at our summer camp in Uniondale. This is more about dexterity, which involves such things as writing, knitting, or simply picking up and handling something with your hands. Tying shoelaces is another great example. We may take this skill for granted later in life because it is so routine, but a child will need to develop the fine motor skill to get to that point.
Expected normal achievements in early childhood
At numerous ages, there are specific physical advancements which are accomplished. By the age of one, typical actions to watch for include grasping of objects and picking up toys. By the age of two, we expect to see a child assembling a small set of building blocks, holding a cup and learning the basic ability to feed themselves. A year later they should be able to hold crayons and draw, build larger block buildings and form something tangible using clay or similar substance. They can now start learning more motor movement at a facility such as a daycare or summer camp program.