Why It Matters
Let’s face it: Today’s kids are more comfortable with technology than any other generation before. They’re experts at using technology to access information, games, and media. They’ve grown up using technology as a primary form of social interaction. And now with the rise of kids coding classes and STEM-focused education, they’re on their way to reshaping our world through scientific and technological advancements that we haven’t even imagined yet.
But with all the focus on technology and digital media today, how often do children put down the screen and interact with others on a face-to-face, human level? When do they have the opportunity to create and collaborate with others in person? How are today’s kids developing healthy social habits, empathy, and meaningful relationships?
Children need opportunities to practice developing their creativity and interpersonal skills in order to be successful in today’s global professional world. And our school programs provide children a safe and productive space to do just that. Kids develop their creativity, learn how to work as a team and build a community, and practice skills in leadership, collaboration, and communication. And because they are having fun while doing it, these lesson will stick with them in the long run.