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Why Educators Encourage Imaginitive Play

Experienced educators know how important imaginative play is for developing children. Imaginative play stems from the imitation play that children engage in at earlier stages. Imitation play is the developmental stage where young children, typically age 1-3, are observing and processing the world around them. At the imitation stage, a child’s play reflects the actions of the adults in their lives.

Healthy Snacks to Keep Your Camper Energized

Providing healthy and well-balanced meals for your children can be challenging on its own, and snack time is where our energy and commitment to making sure our children are eating right might wane.  “2 hours until dinner and you’re hungry?  Oh fine, just eat whatever’s in the cupboard.”  And of course, whatever they choose from the cupboard is filled with their favorite ingredients: fat and sugar!  If you want to keep your camper stocked on healthy and, yes, convenient and portable snacks that will keep th

3 Ways to Ease Your Reluctant Camper's Mind (and yours!)

Sending a child into a new situation, like Oasis Summer Day Camp , can be anxiety producing for both children and parents. No one knows quite what to expect and many children become flustered by transitions (e.g. school ending, camp beginning). Here are a few ways to ease the stress of these moments while your child adjusts to the daily routine of going to camp.

3 Reasons to Send Your Child to Day Camp During Winter Break

Your little one is probably looking forward to being out of school for winter break, but you could be wondering about child care and how you're going to keep your son or daughter entertained during the holiday season. Luckily, there is a great solution -- day camp. These are a few reasons why.

1. Get Your Holiday Shopping Done

Day Camp Bonus: Socialization and Friends for Life

Technology, it seems, has become a part of every day living to the point that we would be lost without it. It is easy to see that even our kids are hooked as they spend several hours a day in front of a screen.

Most screen time is in solitude and some studies show that adults and children alike are losing social and communication skills as media and games take the place of face to face conversation.

3 Ideas to Keep Your Child Entertained During Winter Break

Although your kids might be looking forward to their winter break, there's a good chance that they will be complaining about how bored they are before the break is over. The holidays can be stressful for you and your kids, between visiting with family, shopping and handling other things that you might not ordinarily do. A combination of this and impatient kids who are looking forward to the holidays, you could find yourself facing a disaster soon.


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