School Holidays Provide Children With Vital Development Opportunities
Summer holiday activity programs across the country provide a vital opportunity for children to develop new skills. With up to six weeks to keep children occupied, the long summer holidays can be hard work for many parents. However, summer courses and activity workshops can provide a welcomed relief and could be just what most children need. Drumming has become a popular group activity for all ages and abilities which can encourage creativity and build confidence. Drumming can be picked up quickly which is particularly good for keeping children engaged. Through drumming, an understanding of rhythm patterns can be gained and creating music as part of a group can boost self esteem.
The summer holiday provides a great opportunity for children to experience different activities and interact with others outside of their usual school life. For some children, it may be the perfect opportunity to excel at something which is outside of the school curriculum. Drumming workshops for children are held throughout the UK, a search online for summer holiday drumming workshops in your area should point you in the right direction. With no long term commitment, these types of activity workshops provide an excellent way for children to try something new and make friends. After all, childhood is all about trying new things and seeing where strengths and interests lie.
Ruth Williams of the Djembe Drum Shop adds “African drumming is great fun for all ages and can really provide a sense of fulfilment and achievement. It’s all about feeling the rhythm and letting yourself go with it. The benefits of drumming are numerous particularly for children. This activity is proven to help with communication skills and social development. Children take to drums quicker than any other instrument so it is definitely worthwhile encouraging them to give it a go"
So maybe this summer, scrap the six week survival guide and look at this time as an opportunity for children to really develop and find themselves. School can only equip them with some of the skills which they need for their journey through life. If you would like to pursue a drumming workshop for your child and would like to provide them with an instrument to set them on their way, look online at the Djembe Drum Shop, they sell a range of children’s musical instruments and smaller djembe drums – visit http://www.djembedrumshop.com/.
Since 2009, the Djembe Drum Shop has been retailing a range of traditional ethnic percussion instruments and their more modern counterparts from their website at www.djembedrumshop.com. Products include djembe drums in varying sizes and styles, percussion shakers, children’s musical instruments as well as accessories such as djembe bags and straps. All their traditional musical instruments are hand-crafted by master craftsmen and imported under established Fair Trade conditions.
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