Summer Workshops for Children
Last April 10, me and my family attended the Working Mom magazine’s A Summer Affair, Children’s Workshop Expo at the NBC Tent. I’ve learned that as early as 6 months old, your child can be enrolled in fun musical classes and help him/her discover a world of adventure through play. Summer is the best time for children to learn and have fun. I’m sharing with you a list of fun summer activities and workshops I’ve collected from the event. Happy learning!
A little music, a little storytelling, a little dancing, and a lot of big, fun learning. They have Kindermusik programs for different age groups: newborns, toddlers, and big kids. Kindermusik At-Home Materials used in Kindermusik programs include the highest-quality music CDs, creative activities, beautifully illustrated children’s books, and specially designed instruments-created to complement the music and Kindermusik classroom experience. Visit www.kindermusik.com.ph.
Winged Wonder Crafts
Winged Wonder Learning Center arts summer classes integrate social, fine motor, and cognitive learning. Their Arts Around the World program aims to teach history through arts and crafts. This hands on art making is both fun and educational. Visit www.wingedwonder.org.
Gymboree SummerCamp and KinderCamp
Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. With SummerCamp, you can choose 2 classes a week including unlimited GymPlay on other days of the week. For a more daily regular schedule, KinderCamp offers 5 days a week 2 hours a day and helps your child (2-4 year olds) get ready for the upcoming school year. Visit www.gymboree-ph.com.
McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop
“The McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is a yearly event specially designed for kids to learn the values of hard work, friendship, team work, self-confidence and cleanliness while having fun. It has three main activities per day – a values formation lecture that fosters a different value per day, on-floor training and art workshop. At the end of the program, a special graduation celebration was held for the Kiddie Crew members together with their parents; a salute to a fun and memorable summer at McDonald’s.” Visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph.
Trumpets Playshop Summer Workshop
Playshop has consistently been successful in developing talents using the basic principles of interactive teaching and creative dramatics in the Summer Playshops. Choose from children’s theater, children’s musical theater, streetdance, public speaking & hosting, modeling, and starpower (voice lessons). Visit www.trumpetsplayshop.com.
Yamaha School of Music
For the creative young musician or for the adventurous music lover, the Yamaha School of Music provides a unique and exciting environment to nurture the virtuoso in everyone. It is a community of students and certified music teachers working closely together to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and musical creation. Visit www.yamahaschool.webs.com.
ACTS Dance and Arts Academy
Previously known as ACTS Workshops, this academy has been in the business for over six years, offering dance classes in Manila. Fitness and sports classes were also recently added to our program. Classes include Hiphop, Ballet, Jazz, Breakdance, Lyrical Hiphop, Jazz Funk, Diva Dance, and K-Pop. Visit www.actsacademy.com.
Musikgarten & Stardev Music Studio with Michelle Nikki Junia
Stardev offers one-on-one voice and instrument teaching with stage performance training. Their unique and non-traditional approach to learning makes well-rounded musicians. Musikgarten is a music school offering to introduce music in the growth and development of babies and kids. It is the first step in the total development of children using creative program designed to awaken and develop the child’s inborn joy and inherent talent for making music. Visit www.stardevstudio.com and www.musikgartenmanila.com.
SOFA (School of Fashion and the Arts)
This summer, they offer Fashion Arts & Crafts for Kids (6-11 years old) and Fashion Immersion for Teens (12-18 years old). Visit www.sofamanila.com.
Little Archers Learning Center
Little Archers 5 Summer ’11 Enrichment Programs are Theater, Fashion, Art, Taekwondo, and Ballet. Plus FREE PlayCare for each summer enrichment enrollee. Visit www.littlearchers.com.