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Parents in Dubai: 6 Reasons your Child Needs a Summer Camp

If you’re still thinking of the best summer activities for kids in Dubai, this article is for you

Posted on

28 May 2018

Last updated on 30 August 2021
6 Reasons your Child Needs a Summer Camp

As the summer is fast approaching, it is time for you think about your options and this article will talk about the tremendous benefits of one of them: nursery summer camp. These 2-months long summer programs can help your child in many ways: not only do they keep them amused and entertained, but they also teach them a variety of social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills that will stay with your little one for a long time.

Let’s look at 6 reasons your child needs to be enrolled in a nursery camp this summer

1. Summer camp slowly teaches the child independence

Because the child is away from his/her parents for the day, summer camp helps adapt and prepare them to be separated from mom and dad for a short period of time. It is often difficult for kids to be away from their parents as required by pre-school; that is why joining a summer camp for a few hours each day is a great way to test the waters, slowly but surely.

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2. It teaches invaluable social skills

Taking a break from mom and dad, and being around other kids is a great opportunity for children to learn to interact with others. Summer camp is all about sharing, taking turns and having fun with others in a bunch of different activities. This helps build confidence, which can only to transform your child into an extroverted, friendly and empathetic individual in the future.

3. Summer camp provides an opportunity to prepare your child for nursery

If you’re planning on registering your child for their first day of pre-school in September, summer camp is a great way to introduce them to what is to come. Camps can give them a taste of what they can expect at nursery because it familiarizes them with concepts such as: structure, schedules, classroom rules, communication with others, sharing, having meals and independence.

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4. It keeps your child physically active

Instead of spending the summer watching television or playing on an IPad, summer camp provides an opportunity for your child to be involved in all kinds of physical activity. It is often effortless because this physical activity is disguised into fun and entertaining activities that offer your child a new skillset. More than that, physical activity is what leads to stronger hearts, lungs and bones; healthy weights; enhanced energy levels and superior emotional well-being.

5. Summer camp allows continuing education

If your little one has spent the full year at nursery learning and growing, the discontinuity in the summer can have a negative impact on this process. Camp is a great place to apply all of the cognitive and emotional learning done at nursery during the year.

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6. It is also great for parents!

Generally speaking, summer camps have a lower number of students enrolled, which means that it is easier for you, as a parent, to forge meaningful relationships with the other parents of the nursery. In that way, by having your child enrolled in summer camp, not only will you have more time for yourself and your personal business, but you will also get more time to socialize.

If you’re now convinced and would like to enroll your child in some of the best summer camps in some of the best nurseries in Dubai, the next step is for you to choose between Odyssey nursery in Umm Suqeim, Redwood Montessori nursery on the Palm Jumeirah, Willow Children’s nursery in Dubai Marina or Umm Suqeim, and Kid’s Cottage in Umm Suqeim as well. Those are some of your best options to reap all the benefits mentioned above.

Each one has a special program of summer activities, especially designed for your child’s education and entertainment.

Odyssey Nursery
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Odyssey Nursery
At Odyssey Nursery, children learn and progress at their own pace under the respected Washington State Early Learning Benchmarks curriculum and the Reggio Emilia approach. Children are given the opportunity for self-development and self-discovery through this educational approach, and trilingual education. They have six branches Odyssey Nursery branches in UAE. In Dubai, you can find them at Umm Suqeim, Burj and Living Legends; and in Abu Dhabi in Khalifa City A and their newest branch in Al Mushrif.


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