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3 Summer Programs That Keep Middle Schoolers' Brains Active

If you have a child in middle school, then you may struggle to find ways to keep their brain active during the summer breaks from school. One great way to keep your middle school children entertained during the summer while also stimulating their brains is to enroll them in middle school summer programs

Read on to learn about three popular summer programs that can help keep middle schoolers' brains active during the summer months. 

1. STEM Camps

Whether your child enjoys STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects or you would like them to learn that STEM topics can be fun, then you should consider sending your middle schooler to a STEM camp. 

Contrary to popular belief, not all STEM summer programs are alike, and while some have children perform a wide array of fun learning activities related to many STEM topics, others hone in on specific types of technology, science, or math alone. 

For example, when attending a technology STEM camp, a child may be taught basic computer programming tasks they can use to create their own video game or robotics. Other STEM camps focus on science alone and help your child learn more about outer space, astronomy, geology, archeology, and more. 

2. Art Camps

If your child enjoys art, then you may want to instead send them to an art-based summer program. While no two art-based summer camps are alike, most focus on music, dance, visual arts, performing arts, or art history.

Art camps do not only encourage creativity and self-expression, but they also help stimulate a child's brain while helping them build good problem-solving skills. In fact, research studies have revealed that children who are engaged in the arts tend to achieve better scores on standardized achievement tests. 

When working in groups to complete tasks, these camps also help middle schoolers build their social skills and learn to collaborate with others. 

3. Remote Summer Programs

If you and your family lead a busy schedule that makes transporting your child to and from a day camp every day difficult, then there are many virtual, or remote, summer programs designed for the children of busy parents like you. To engage in these summer programs, your child simply needs to log onto a website every day from the comfort of your home. 

Remote summer program options for middle schoolers are numerous. Just a few include STEM camps where children can learn computer animation and app building or arts and craft camps where your child creates real arts and crafts in front of their webcam where real instructors and classmates can view them. 

If you would like to keep your middle schooler's brain engaged during the summer and you frequently run out of ideas for activities they can engage in on their own, then consider enrolling your child in a summer program that makes learning fun. 

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Teaching Your Kid To Be A Life-Long Learner

When my child started school, I could tell that she was naturally adverse to working hard in class. She didn't seem interested, and she was always asking how long she would have to be in school before she could quit. I realized that I needed to do my part to teach her to love learning, so I talked with her about the importance of attending school and working hard. It was hard for her to understand the issues with dropping out at first, but eventually she grew to love her studies. This blog is all about teaching your child to be a life-long learner.