Summer Learning Workshops for Kids

Summer Learning Workshops for Kids

Fun and interactive learning workshops for kids ages 8 to 13!
Presented by The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic

This summer The Wishing Star is offering summer learning support. Summer is a great time to review school curriculum and preview curriculum for the year to come. Sessions include: learning strategies, learning tools, the executive functioning skills and a preview of the vocabulary and concepts for the school grade your child is entering. Priming students for the year to come can prepare them both emotionally and academically and equip them with the learning tools and confidence so they are ready to learn. Summer learning programs are also a great way to help with the back to school transition and can build learning momentum. New clients are welcome!

You can sign up for one or take all 4! Workshops include a take-home booklet and will be a combination of learning, discussion, and practical tools (and some laughter and fun!)

1. Let’s Get Ready - equipping kids with foundation learning skills

July 30th (Wed) 3:00PM – 5:00PM or August 1st (Fri) 9:00AM – 11:00AM

This workshop is a great introduction to some key learning habits and strategies for optimal learning. Foundation skills to be explored include:

  • Positive learning behaviours and focus and attention
  • Internal dialogue and positive self-talk
  • Asking questions/being curious
  • Following rules and directions
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reflective learning
  • Personal best
2. Smart kids - teaching kids how to learn

August 6th (Wed) 3:00PM – 5:00PM or August 8th (Fri) 9:00AM – 11:00AM

So often kids are taught what to learn but not how to learn. This workshop will look at the process of learning and the learning how to learn skills including:

  • Learning styles
  • Learning strategies and ways to remember information
  • Brain booster tips and memory tools
  • Textbook exploration and note taking
  • Active reading and reading comprehension
  • Study habits and test taking skills
  • Making mistakes
  • Preparation and planning
3. Smart, not Scattered - teaching kids the executive functioning skills

August 13th (Wed) 3:00PM – 5:00PM or August 15th (Fri) 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Ever feel your child is scattered and forgetful? You are not alone. So, this workshop aims to increase kids’ awareness and understanding of the executive functioning skills and will provide some practical suggestions to put these skills to good use. The executive functioning skills to be looked at include:

  • Response inhibition
  • Working memory
  • Emotional control
  • Attention
  • Organization
  • Goal-directed persistence
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Planning and prioritization
4. Ready, Set, Go! - preparing kids to be ready for school

August 20th (Wed) 3:00PM – 5:00PM or August 22nd (Fri) 9:00AM – 11:00AM

School is coming and it’s time to get ready! It’s helpful to start talking with kids about what they can do to prepare and also what to expect in the school year ahead. Topics explored include:

  • Successful learning
  • Managing anxiety in learning
  • Transitions
  • Personal best at school
  • Life balance
  • Reflective learning

These workshops will be offered at the The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic:

129-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC.

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$125 / Workshop or $400 / for all 4 Workshops


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  • Shauna zepeski | 2014.05.24 at 6:12 PM


    I’m interested in one of these workshops for my son. He just turned 14. Is there any chance he can still participate ?