A summer camp is only effective when it provides a stimulating atmosphere that helps a child work on social skills, build their confidence and also continue to learn and grow. The purpose of summer camp is not just time away from home or school. Thus camp theme should be aligned with these goals and be able to enhance the camp experience. At Vernon Hills Montessori Academy school summer camp, we plan the themes which are aligned to that goal as well have some excitement. 1. I
"...success [in music education] is bound up with the need for the production
of plenty of music around the child, so that there is set up an environment
calculated to develop musical sense and intelligence."
—Maria Montessori, the Discovery of the Child Music is a universal language, loved by children and adults in cultures throughout the world. Children have an uninhibited inclination to move, dance, and make music, as well as an innate capacity to appreciate all types o
1. Music is a language and children are oriented toward learning language. 2. Music evokes movements and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth. 3. Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics. 4. Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC’s without ABC s