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In our english summer camp at Lucky Kids, we offer Horse Back Riding for children in which is a good activity also for the coming summer for your young ones. From a physical development side, horse riding improves ‘’balance’’ and ‘’motor coordination’’. Hand-eye coordination, core strength and muscular development also benefit from horse riding. Horse riding has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in some children. Horses make wonderful childhood companions. Children are naturally attracted to them, and that makes horses a desirable alternative to TV-watching, Internet-surfing, or just “hanging out.” Riding offers much more than equestrian know-how. Here’s why horses can be a life-enhancing choice forRead More →

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As we are approaching the summer months, we at Lucky Kids have a lot exciting activities waiting for your kids, one of it is mountain hiking that gives your young ones a time to spend with mother nature while having the simplest exercise. And while it’s always amazing to see just how many children are having a great time with their english camp experiences, it’s the benefits and the outcomes; the stories of positive impact that really stand out. While that is a lot of young minds absorbing the benefits of their experiences, that’s even more parents witnessing growth and development in their children. Thus, there is plenty ofRead More →

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“Lucky Kids hats! Lucky Kids badges! Lucky Kids T-shirts! Long trousers! Closed shoes! Jacket in the backpack! Vests on & let`s go!” Ok, folks, this is what you would hear at lunch time if you pass by Aparthotel Lucky Bansko from June to August. It has been my 6th year with Lucky Kids International Language Camp, and believe me, it is getting better and better as we grow through our experience, just like our kids are growing their confidence in using English with every activity they take part in. So, where are we heading today? Is it the Horse base? Or, maybe Paintball? Hiking? Well,Read More →

Interactivity at LuckyKids language camp Interactive learning is getting very popular across Europe and America, not just for languages but for all subjects. We are in an INTERACTIVE age, where computers and technologies are getting even more popular and advanced by the year. LuckyKids teaches children English while at camp, but they are also taught computer skills, classrooms have interactive boards, children work on Tablets with key boards. Children do grammar exercises on them; make presentations using Google Slides or PowerPoint. Why does LuckyKids use and teach this way? Well, there are several reasons why, first it saves paper, and it also teaches the childrenRead More →

Little kid teaches English | Lucky Kids

Children who are in the process of learning a second language will definitely benefit from attending an international language english summer camp presented in their newly acquired language. This is especially relevant if they are also taking formal classes and preparing for a language exam. Many students apply to summer schools or summer camps to have fun, but also to practice their new language skills. The benefits are more than mere language acquisition, they hear native speakers communicate in an informal situation, and get spoken to in the same natural way. Students experience and learn how to communicate naturally, instead of reciting formal phrases asRead More →

Group photo after horo | Lucky Kids

Often times, parents face a dilemma – whether to enroll their child in a camp. The thought of their child travelling somewhere all day frightens them, but the image of their kid being absent for a week or two, just terrifies them. Therefore questions arise: „Will the child cope on his own?“, „What if he/she gets sick?“,“What if he/she falls down and hurts himself“, „What if he/she gets lost“,“What if he/she is very sad and can’t sleep at night?” And so on. The questions that arise in the parents are so many that with each subsequent one their anxiety grows. And if the parents manageRead More →

This article is about how English teachers can manage better with children with learning disabilities in a camp setting. I am a qualified teacher of English as a second language and I am going to tell you about some of the techniques I use in the classroom to support children with ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. CampRead More →

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Camp can positively impact children in major ways; it can broaden their worldview by exposing them to other children, studying the flora and fauna in the mountains, sports and activities. Not only that children are having fun and enjoying, it also give them the opportunity to improve academically in learning English and improving their English vocabulary by communicating more in English during the sports activities is what this camp offers. Camp also means a time for your kids to be active with our wide varieties of physical activities such as paint ball, biking, swimming, running, playing and thinking less time on the couch or inRead More →

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At the LuckyKids international camp children learn English at least 22 hours a week. The educational program is based on interesting topics the children discuss during their entire stay. Children practice language in an informal environment all the time, because the official language of the camp is English. Due to the limited time and the need for intensive training, as well as for the program to have an effect, the overall english training in the camp is based on the main suggeopedic principles (reservoir principles). The seven laws of Suggestopedia state: Love Freedom Confidence Repeatedly increased material   Whole-part, part-whole Application of Classical Art andRead More →

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Why do most children get stressed before going to a language camp? When we imagine a children’s camp, in our mind we see a picture of carefree games among green scenery. Yes, this is in fact the case, but often the period preceding the departure of the child to an English language camp  is accompanied by stress and anxiety, and lack of self-confidence. The stress and anxiety of children who are about to go to a summer language camp, is something completely normal and usual for most of the children. They find themselves in a new environment, away from home, and they meet many newRead More →

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There is no doubt that the children‘s language camp has a number of benefits for children of different ages. Of course, no one can challenge the role of the school for a child. But unfortunately, not always the school classes are enough for the kid to learn a language. The school program follows a traditional educational model that doesn‘t work for every child and doesn’t include enough games and communication which children need. Some children require additional lessons for improvement of the English language level, which doesn‘t always help. The summer language camps provide an incredible opportunity for children to learn English language in aRead More →

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If you are wondering whether to enroll your child in a summer language camp, then be sure that if you do so, you will take a step towards the right direction for your child. The summer language camp offers adventures for children that they otherwise wouldn’t experience in some other place during the summer. The stay in a given children’s language camp provides children with the opportunity to improve their English language skills, as well to experience countless educational and fun games, that will make the child to be more active and to learn valuable life lessons. Moreover, this will help them adopt valuable socialRead More →

Happy children during the transition | Lucky Kids

How do children have fun while studying? The question of whether a child receives a good education in school is intriguing every parent. What to do, however, when our child experiences difficulties in the process of  studying English language? Unfortunately, the traditional educational system doesn’t help much every child to learn a foreign language. Every child memorizes the material with different speed and has a different duration of keeping the attention on it. Some children memorize when they are still in the classroom, while other need additional co-curricular work in order to learn well the material. Therefore, many parents are asking themselves how to helpRead More →

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What is your full name? Vincent Walsh Are you married? No Where are you from? I am from the beautifully vibrant city of Cork, Ireland. What made you move to Bulgaria? After travelling back and forth over many years, experiencing the wonders of Bulgaria. I decided to finally take the plunge and make it more permanent as a part of it had captured my heart. How long have you lived here now? I have lived here, in Sofia for the past year and 8 months. Do you like living here? If so what do you like most and what don’t you like? I find livingRead More →

English idioms for children

If you are a parent and your child studies English language, then this article is for you. Unfortunately, during the school hours of our conventional school, not every child can learn English language easily. Some children understand it, but they need a long time to learn to speak it and to carry on a conversation spontaneously without the need of teacher’s support.Read More →

Yoga for children in a hotel | Lucky Kids

When a child is learning English, they will inevitably sit for a test or exam at some point in the future. Most high schools in Bulgaria now do Cambridge exams, Intermediate or First Certificate or Certificate of Advanced English. Exams could be at their school or a private language centre, or test centre, either way they will be tested in some form or another during their learning.Read More →

New group photo in the mountain | Lucky Kids

What is your full name? Janine Lee Vassilev Are you married? Yes, I am. Where are you from? South Africa, Johannesburg What made you move to Bulgaria? As my husband is Bulgarian, it was an easy decision to make. We were looking for new adventures and a safer environment in which to raise our children. How long have you lived here now? I have been in Bulgaria for 7 years. Where do you live now? I currently live in Sofia. Do you like living here? If so what do you like most and what don’t you like? I enjoy living here. The ability to walkRead More →

Children's lawn camp | Lucky Kids

What is your full name? My full name is Steven Clifford Winer Are you married? I was, unfortunately I’m now divorced. Where are you from? I’m from South Africa What made you move to Bulgaria? I moved here from Ireland, my ex-wife is Bulgarian so came here to see more of my daughter.Read More →