Camps hold such a pivotal place in children’s lives. Kids can learn an instrument, a language, archery, swimming and communication skills, and they can gain valuable friendships.  As hard as it is to let them go, camp can provide a fantastic experience for your children.

In this issue, we explore how to choose a camp. We give you guidance on questions to ask a camp before sending your child away for a week or more. We also have a great article on how to build confidence in kids. Be sure to check out the book nook with books on camps and the health corner for great information on summer safety.

Our camp listing is under directories on our website. Check it out for options for your child.

Notable days in April:

4/4 National School Librarian Day – Thank one of the people who are helping your kids learn to love books!

4/10 National Siblings Day – Join our photo contest at
www.parentmagazinesflorida.com and send in pictures of the siblings in your family having fun or showing love to each other. The winner will receive passes to a local attraction.

4/14 National Moment of Laughter Day – tell a joke, make a funny skit or share something that your family finds hysterical and share a moment together.

4/18 National Haiku Day – Teach your children about the haiku and have them compose one. Share it with us on our website for the chance to have it published in a future issue of a Parent Magazines Florida publication (and you may get a prize for your family).

4/30 National Sculpture Day – Get out that modeling clay and let your child create, or go online and look at some of the famous sculptures from the past. If your child does create a masterpiece, share it with us in the contest section of our website. We will have public voting and the winner will receive a prize.

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