Summer learning at Philipsburg Library | THE DAILY HERALD

Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s Summer Learning Programme is geared towards children between the ages of nine and 11 years old.


PHILIPSBURG–It is almost summer vacation again, time for Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s Summer Learning Programme, which will run during the month of July. It brings children together to meet and discuss books and do fun activities in an educational setting. This year, the summer reading programme will also have an academic aspect under the theme “Summer Learning.”

This year’s target groups are children of groups six and seven between the ages of nine and 11 years old. The programme is designed to support parents who would like their children to do better in school and children who would like to improve their academic skills while still being active in a fun way.

Some children have trouble getting back into the “school rhythm” after the summer vacation as they passed their time watching television or simply hanging out. During this year’s Summer Learning Programme, the Library will assist these children by improving their listening, behavioural and academic skills, as well as keeping them active via sports-related activities. This will make it easier to get back into learning once the new schoolyear starts.

It is the Library’s objective to engage participating children in educational activities in a fun and inspirational way. Teaching will be done indirectly as part of a daily school term academic curriculum. Children will be guided in exploring and observing their world and will discover the fun aspect of learning through a mix of academic and fun activities, while learning and enjoying themselves at the same time.

Subjects that will be covered will be English reading comprehension and Mathematics. Most of the learning will be computer-based.

Meditation classes by Zoya Hyman; dance classes by Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy; Fine Arts by Charisse Piper; Promotional Tablet Reading and Computer Gaming with certified media coach Annelies Starreveld will also be part of the programme.

In addition, there will be motivational speeches about “Boys to Kings” with Lenworth Wilson and “Phenomenal Girls Society” by Charity Sams.

There will be Anger Replacement Training conducted by “Coach” Tom Burnett; a visit to Space-Less Garden with agricultural specialist Denicio Wyatte and hiking and informative sessions with environmentalist Tadzio Bervoets from St. Maarten Nature Foundation.

During the Body Smart programme by American University of the Caribbean’s (AUC’s) medical students, the children will learn about anatomy and healthy eating habits. A sports day with Lab Sports Academy’s Les Brown and a session about healthy nutrition with nutritionist Swinda Richardson are also included in the programme.

Parents can register their children ages 9-11 as of today, Wednesday, at the Library. Registration will end on Thursday, July 5.

The Library encourages all parents to continue assisting their children in becoming avid and lifelong readers and book lovers. The Library appreciates the patronage of its members and wishes everyone a “happy, safe and readable summer.”

Source: The Daily Herald