Bring In The New Year With A Top Notch Enrichment Plan For Your Child!
School may still be on Zoom, but the options for FUN & RECHARGING activities are endless!
A new year marks a time for setting new goals, kids entering a new school term, and everyone having a fresh start. While last year was very different than most, our new year can still be symbolic of new beginnings. This new year, it is more important than ever to ensure that you and your children are engaging in fun and recharging experiences to keep your spirits up, to spread joy, and to maintain stamina for school on Zoom. It is the perfect time to relax, to recharge, to have fun with the family, to make happy memories with your family, and to sign your children up for online classes in the subject areas that they love and miss, such as the performing arts!
Many 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 remaining
safely at home. Cheryl Appleman, President of Performing Arts Workshops,
explains that “The most important thing to me as an educator is that children
are still able to access programming that provides them with the life-affirming
benefits of an Arts education, even if that has to happen virtually this year.
We want to be there to open up kids’ creative expression, inspire them, help
them stay connected to each other, and provide the structure of a routine.”
While some after school programs are selling access to pre-recorded videos for
children to watch at their leisure, others like Performing Arts Workshops are
enrolling children in LIVE online classes where they can interact with their
peers and their teachers. This allows you to choose the online framework
that works best for your child and family, while keeping them safe at home.
Online After School Classes & Enrichment
Relaxation & Recharging
A key to relaxation and recharging as a family is stepping away from your individual devices. From family backyard picnics, to family movie nights, 2021 has lots of opportunities to practice new family relaxation activities. Games like 21 Questions, I Spy, Concentration, Charades, Heads Up, and Kids’ Board Games are great ways to practice being present with your children. There are also lots of child-friendly meditations available to practice slowing down and checking in, for a family friendly meditative experience. The popular app Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is a great way to engage kids with easy, calming and de-stressing activities!
These days have brought out the creativity in children and parents alike, and it is truly inspiring. Parents have been recreating favorite theme park rides, creating adventurous stories, setting up camping trips in the backyard, crafting together, building elaborate forts, learning to cook new recipes together, experimenting with at-home outdoor activities such as chalk art and gardening, reading new stories, watching new movies, and even tapping into creative arts. Online based performance classes and workshops can be concluded with a fun performance by your child in your living room (with friends and family tuning in via Zoom) for an exciting performance feel and a rewarding demonstration of all that they have learned! Timothey Fitzgerald, Curriculum Director at Performing Arts Workshops & Theater Professor at Loyola Marymount University, suggests that, “Online performance based classes bridge the gap between your public persona and a special private moment. You are out in the world, but you are also at home sharing a moment with those that you are closest to, and you are in a safe space. Sometimes starting with a small, intimate step can give children the courage to take the next step in the performing arts in the future.”
The world is changing, and we are all adapting along with it. With access to online programming and activities, the magic of Zoom in connecting us to one another, and the countless creative activities and projects that can be done from the comfort and safety of home, we can provide kids with happy memories this year that they will look back on for years to come.
Trusted for over 30 years, PAW’s award-winning camps for kids ages 5-14 are going online this summer! PAW’s Virtual Summer Camp will include workshops in Acting, Singing, Dance, Guitar, Magic, Comedy, & Debate For Kids! For camp information check out our website at www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com.
Arts Workshops ~ the ultimate ARTS experience.
Part Art…Part Play…ALL FUN!