Summer camp fairs help kids AND parents make smart choices
Suzy (friend of Sara!) is getting an informed jump on summer camp:
I have a five year-old who's not very clear on what he DOES like to do (as opposed to what he DOESN'T like to do). This weekend was a summer camp fair at a local convention center and I decided to take him to find out what our options are for the summer. Firstly, the fair was awesome for someone who just moved to town and is new to the "you have to program for the summer" problem that doesn't come up when they are in daycare. And as an added bonus, it was fun for me to watch what he was really interested in, the things he thought he was interested in and figured out on the spot weren't so interesting (Golf Camp!) and the things he had no interest in whatsoever (apparently: immersion Spanish). It was fun and we both learned something.
Such a good idea. It's tempting to sign our kids up for what we would find interesting.