This summer vacation, children are utilising their time learning new and fun activities instead of getting bored at home and watching television.
Children, especially between the age-group of 5 and 15 years, are enrolling in a number of workshops and camps to learn or improvise their skills.
Children are increasingly becoming tech-savvy and that can be seen in their choices of workshops as well. From robot-making to computer graphics and even break dance, hi-tech themes are popular choices this year, said workshop organisers.
“We have had more than 100 children who have enrolled for the robotic classes. In the hour-long sessions, students are taught about the science behind the applications and children as young as five are coming to learn about robots,” said Kavita Jain of Early Engineers, organising camps at seven locations, including MG road, Nirvana Country in Gurgaon.
Karthikeyan, an 8-year-old resident of Sector 45, has joined break dance classes.
“It is fun to walk like a robot. We have fun and at times I come home and even talk like robots,” he said.
Children are also attending outdoor sports activities, including basketball, football and tennis. But the continuously high temperature in the evening has made many opt for indoor yoga and gymnastics classes.
Even a few mothers are coming forward and conducting free workshops related to art, etiquette, communication skills and even subjects such as maths and science.
Ashima Agarwal, who is a part of one such workshop called Rainbow Glitters said, “We had a week-long workshop for the children living in Park Place, DLF Phase 5. Children learnt new skills such as sand art and even cooking.”