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COVID STRESSORS & KIDS

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Keeping Kids Mentally & Emotionally Healthy During A Pandemic
With the Coronavirus Pandemic shutting down schools early this year, children throughout the world have been home from school, away from their friends, and without the social activities that keep them happy and mentally healthy for months. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), over 90% of children enrolled in school have been affected by school closures worldwide. That is approximately 1.5 billion students without a school to go to. As we live through these unprecedented times, this worldwide event has brought on new stresses and fear that children were not prepared to cope with. With no in-person access to their friends, teachers, and loved ones, it is more important now than ever before to keep our children’s mental health and emotional well-being at the front of our minds.
Children are being overwhelmed with stressors that most children are not accustomed to dealin…

ZOOM REUNITES KIDS!

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Online Camps Provide Long Distance Pals With Time Together!
This summer is the perfect opportunity to try something new to bring your children with long distance friends and relatives closer together! While in person social interaction will not be an option for Summer 2020, and many people will choose to avoid family vacations, connecting via Zoom is a safe and effective alternative. Summer camps everywhere are adapting to the new standards of social distancing and virtual experiences by creating online classes, workshops, and programs for children to participate in.
With these changes in format, come whole new possibilities for summer fun! Does your child have a best friend that lives on the East Coast? What about a cousin that lives in Northern California and is close in age with your child? This summer, kids have the unique opportunity to be reunited by attending online summer camp from home, together. While they may be hundreds and hundreds of miles apart, they can still enjoy the …

PSA…INFO FOR PARENTS

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Children and COVID-19 ~ Summer from the safety of home

In healthcare, misinformation can be as deadly as the most serious disease – and spread just as quickly. On May 8th Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York reported that the original perception that COVID-19 did NOT affect children was incorrect. There is now evidence that it has caused severe illness in children with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndromes, with recent deaths reported and others being investigated. This has been corroborated by Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Robert Redfield of the United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the heads of other reporting agencies. Talk to your child’s doctor to get the facts about COVID-19.
Safer At Homeremains the official guidance for your children’s welfare. Although this is not the summer to socialize face to face, it is more important than ever to create opportunitie…

Homebound Kids vs Outbound Parents ~ Back To Work In the Age Of COVID-19

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Adjusting to the new norm of school, extracurriculars, and camp  taking place virtually, from the safety of home. In order to safeguard the health and welfare of children, distance learning is picking up pace while in-person activities are continuing to be off limits.  The original perception that COVID-19 does NOT affect children is incorrect. There is now evidence that it can cause severe illness with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndromes, with recent deaths reported and others being investigated. This has been corroborated by Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Robert Redfield of the United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the heads of other reporting agencies.Because of this, working parents everywhere are feeling the stress of keeping their children safe at home, supporting and entertaining them all day, every day while also making work deadlines, being present f…

Finding The Rainbow In The Rain…Turn That Frown Upside Down

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The summer break may look different this year, but the options for safe summer fun are endless!For kids, late-May usually marks the beginning of the countdown to summer break. The anticipation of summer camp, pool days, sports, vacations, no school, and hanging out with friends is heightened as that last month of the school year commences. Since we have now learned that kids are at risk for complications due to COVID-19, in-person summer camp is out of the question but there are still tons of opportunities for enriching fun this summer!  While summer break may look quite different this year, that does not mean that it cannot still be a time for online camp, to relax, to recharge, to have fun with the family, and to make happy memories with your kids.Online Camps & Enrichment Many summer camps and extra-curricular activities are not disappearing, they are simply redesigning the way that they provide enrichment services based on our world’s current needs for social distancing and rem…

Helping Parents In The Time Of COVID-19

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Named Best Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine, Performing Arts Workshops has created a scholarship subsidy program to offset some of the costs of online summer camp for children during these difficult times.The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 has presented us with many new challenges including, for some, new financial hardships. With companies having had to close their doors for the better part of the last two months to protect their employees’ and clients’ safety, families throughout the world have quickly gone from stable incomes to little to no income. While we have seen some relief and assistance from our government, for many the loss of income has completely altered their way of life and their budgeting strategies. And now, with summer quickly approaching and school ending, lots of parents are asking themselves how they will keep their children busy, happy, and healthy this summer while staying within their new budgets.With summer camps and other engaging programs for kids moving to…

Let’s Zoom Into Online Summer Camps With Our Kids!

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While summer camp may be virtual this year,
the learning, laughter, and fun will be more vital than ever before!
Oh, how the world has changed in just a few short months! Just 10 weeks ago, families were registering their children for baseball season, school drama departments were well into Spring Musical season, and camps were searching for their perfect teams of teachers and counselors to create another fantastic summer of enrichment and adventure for their campers. With so much change in the world and with summer quickly approaching, camps all over the nation are making the tough decision to either cancel their camp season or move their active, engaging, and in-person programs to an ONLINE FORMAT. Here at Performing Arts Workshops, our campers are at the front of everything we do and we want nothing more than to ensure that they are able to participate in exciting curriculum, engage with familiar faces, both friends and teachers, and to find light and joy in a tumultuous world. What…