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Part of the objectives of After-School Programs in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines in Florida is to cater to children’s social and emotional learning, and one of the most effective means of instilling these categories of learning is through first-hand experience,sac longchamp.

According to child psychologists, encouraging volunteer work for school-aged children,converse discount, specifically for K-5 graders, is a good platform for their future holistic development,converse pas cher. K-5 After-School Programs in Florida,converse pas cher femme, along with many other states,sac longchamp pas cher, have been integrating volunteer work within their curriculum because it has definite benefits for the kids in terms of their socio-emotional development,converse discount. Encouraging volunteer work is also a useful tool for effectively teaching better character eduction among young learners,converse all star,converse all star 00686

However,sac longchamp pas cher, educators also have to be aware of the age appropriateness of the volunteering activities children will engage in. The development of school-aged kids is fast but vary differently by age,sac longchamp pas cher 03623,longchamp pas cher. Motor skills of first-graders are not yet quite as developed as a second-grader,sac longchamp pas cher. Generally, kids’ fine motor skills become greatly tuned by age seven,converse pas cher. Interests and hobbies are also more readily observable in 8 year-olds than 7 year-olds,sac longchamp. Principles from Piaget or Kohlberg have listed specific developmental skills for children for every age and being aware of these stages will surely aid the teacher in planning activities for the class.

Making a weekly plan for After-School Programs is usually easier to do than a monthly calendar of activities,longchamp pas cher. This way,longchamp pas cher, revisions or follow-up sessions can easily be done by the teachers. Some example of age appropriate activities would be making place mats for a soup kitchen by first-graders,longchamp pas cher. This activity is more apt than actually serving a soup kitchen,sac longchamp. For the older age group, teachers could ask them to lead a bike-riding safety seminar for their grade rather than conduct an anti-pollution seminar for their peers,sacs longchamp 2013. The right activity for the right age makes all the difference in the effectiveness of the whole experience. By the end of this part of the curriculum,longchamp pas cher, teachers can expect personal growth,converse pas cher, an increased sense of social responsibility,chaussures converse pas cher, and better interpersonal skills from the children,sac longchamp pas cher.

Today,converse all star, enrichment programs in Broward County have also began involving school children in annual volunteer work for retirement homes such as Park Summit and Covenant Village,longchamp pas cher 38738,converse all star. Volunteer work has also made its way to many summer camp programs across the state including Dade County,converse pas cher, Hollywood,chaussures converse pas cher, and Pembroke Pines,longchamp pas cher neuf. Collected data on children’s positive behavior have continuously increased since the adaptation of this activity to their curriculum,sac longchamp pas cher.

After-school programs including tutoring may also opt to include this particular learning experience for the students especially for kids who are in trouble or those who have problems in their family,sac longchamp. Studies from the Points of Life Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network have indicated that engaging troubled children in volunteer work gives them a greater sense of self-worth and increases the probability of staying in school and avoiding vices,sac a main longchamp pas cher. Tutors for after-school programs can gradually introduce the concept of volunteering by discussing the importance of taking social responsibility for the community,sac longchamp. However,sac a main longchamp pas cher, leading the children to actually liking volunteer work can not be done in a single session,converse pas cher. This is why educational field trips are important to the curriculum,sac longchamp solde. Exposure to places that raises social awareness and sympathy for those in need helps children realize the need to be involved in serving people,converse all star. Reinforcing their exposure to places such as retirement homes or orphanages with positive moral and social concepts will pave the way to more ready and willing young volunteers. Tutoring in Broward County and Dade County, Florida has involved over 300 kids in socially relevant work for over 5 years now,converse all star.

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