Summer Learning Workshops for Kids 2015

Summer Learning Workshops for Kids 2015

Summer is a great time for fun and adventure. Summer is also an excellent time to review learning skills and tools and start preparing for school success in the fall. The Wishing Star is now offering interactive learning workshops for students ages 8 and up.

Workshops will be a combination of learning, discussion, and practical tools and strategies. Workbooks are included.

Outside of these group offerings, one-on-one learning support is also available.

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

Friday, August 7, 10am – 12pm

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

Friday, August 14, 10am – 12pm

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

Friday, August 21, 10am – 12pm

Ever feel your child is scattered and forgetful? You are not alone. 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
  • Time management and organization
  • Goal-directed persistence
  • Self-Monitoring/self-management
  • Planning and prioritization
4. Ready, Set, Go! - preparing kids to be ready for school

Friday, August 28, 10am – 12pm

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 strategies
  • Managing anxiety in learning
  • Transitions and changes
  • Personal best at school
  • Life balance and lifelong learning
  • Reflective learning

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

129-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC V3Z 0K7.

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$100 / Workshop


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