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All right, parents, we have about a month left in the school year, and, if your kids are like mine, they are already fantasizing about a fun-filled, homework free summer. I can already see my daughter mentally “checking out” of school. With her mind occupied by all the things she wants to do with her visiting cousins, she has no room left for math or spelling.
For many parents like me, summer is just work as usual, but with the added worry of making sure our kids are safely taken care of and engaged in enriching and fun activities. Lucky for us, Pensacola is home to dozens of excellent summer camp options. So many, in fact, it can be hard to choose and I’m actually a little jealous of a few of them. Where are the summer camps for parents? Until that glorious day comes, we’ve made finding camps for your kids a bit easier with our annual Summer Camp Guide. Filled with all the information you need on the best camps this season, from science and art to surfing and adventure, you are sure to find the perfect fit in our annual guide.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how kids learn. The rigorous academics expected of kids at a relatively young age astounds me. Sometimes, when I help my daughter with homework, I am amazed by the complexity of the work and by the depth of her understanding. When I was in second grade, well, I’m so old, I honestly don’t remember what I was doing, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the same! For one thing, the technology available to this generation of kids is incredible. These kids use technology every day in a variety of ways and many researchers believe it has changed the very way that they think and process information. In this issue, I spoke with a handful of schools to see how they are teaching this generation of digital natives and how they are integrating technology into the classrooms. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
All this and much more in our annual parenting issue of Pensacola Magazine. Be sure to read about the great things young people are doing in an organization called Youth LeaP. You can also learn about the value of foster parenting and see if you have what it takes to truly make a difference in a child’s life. Plus, read about the upcoming monument to Galvez and the new downtown Sacred Heart clinic. I hope you make it through this last month of school and I hope you and yours have a fantastic summer!
Questions? Comments? Story ideas? Please email Kelly Oden at Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com