It's finally summer time, and parents know exactly what that means: It's time to yell and scream to get the kids to put down the controller or bicycle and pick up a book. The hot days may make us lazy, but any parent knows it's crucial to keep your child's mind stimulated through the long summer. When the school year inevitably rolls back around, we don't want our kids to fall behind their peers. Did you know that children without structured learning over the summer months are likely to lose one to three months of math and reading skills?
It's never easy getting your kid to drop their toys and sit down to study, nor would it be easy for us adults to do the same, but programs and tools exist to make the transition easier -- and even fun -- for your children. One such enrichment program is the Upper West Side's FasTracKids, recently cited by Crain's New York Business as one of the most popular and successful NYC programs for summer enrichment.
At FasTracKids, campers spend the hot summer days learning, playing, and sharing their knowledge with their peers -- much like a summer day camp. However, at FasTracKids, children will learn through a structured and proven education process, taught by experienced professionals with a remarkably low student-to-teacher ratio. This guarantees that kids have personalized interaction and education while still being entertained and having fun.
After years of experience and success, FasTracKids has earned itself a respectable and notable place as one of the top NYC summer camps and enrichment programs for kids. With the rotation of each week's new theme, such as Word Travel Week and Rainforest Exploration, children are kept learning and playing all summer long.