In our living history, I doubt children (and parents!) have ever been this excited to be part of anything involving socializing and simply being together — physically and in real time.
Children thrive on interaction, and they learn so much when they are with their peers. After more than a year of seeing one another through computer screens, spending time in real life with other children will be quite exciting. Some kids will jump right into socializing while others may be more reserved. Let your child know there is no right or wrong way to do this; it’s more about what feels comfortable to them and respecting that others may interact at different speeds.
This past year we invested in trauma-informed care training for our staff to spot and address behaviors that may stem from falling behind during the pandemic years. The good news is that kids are wonderfully resilient, and that is something, as adults, we can learn from them.
Here’s to a fun-filled summer for all!
Full-day and half-day camps are available June through August. Watch our website and follow us on Facebook for registration details.
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Carla Towery is a Kindergarten teacher with Santiam Christian Schools.