Advantages and disadvantages When to send our child to one and when to the other I stood in the parking lot in front of Vasil Levski Stadium and no, I’m not a football fan. I am part of the team of a wonderful  children’s camp. Is early. Only the bus driver, the camp manager (who is always here), and I came to the site. A warm summer morning.   Kids will show up any moment. These are the moments I like a lot. They come with slight anxiety and stand close to their parents, or just the opposite they come and throw themselves to hugRead More →

What are the educational blocks in the summer camp

  Description of the blocks, the logic between them and the levels, what they include and how they develop the child’s language skills. Why are they matched so The lessons in the camp are divided into two blocks of 80 minutes each, with a 20-minute break between them. The need for such a division is imposed by team work on projects. Each change of camp has a basic theme, and each level of English has a basic sub-theme. The first block of 80 minutes of learning English is filled with a theoretical part, grammar, acquaintance with new material and grammar exercises. It necessarily includes attractiveRead More →

Online applications for kids

How and why One of the most convenient applications in English language learning is free dictionaries, which can be easily downloaded by Google . Through them, children can check words they are unfamiliar with during the study block, when reading alone or in studies required for their project.   Here are some examples of good dictionaries online: Cambridge Dictionary English Dictionary  Macmillan Dictionary         Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus Online  The Free Dictionary Bulgarian applications and platforms Online applications for children and early language learning platforms Here we will try to cover more of the online language training platforms, but not only – some platformsRead More →

Projects at LuckyKids

Why is project training good? What is project training and how does it happen? “Project-based learning focuses on teaching by engaging students in research. In this framework, students pursue solutions to non-trivial problems by asking and refining questions, discussing ideas, making predictions, developing plans and / or experiments, collecting and analyze data, conclusions, communicate their ideas and findings to others, ask new questions and create artifacts (such as a model, report, presentation, product, video, or computer program). “ Phyllis P. Blumenfeld et al., “Motivating Project Training: Supporting Work, Supporting Learning” During project training, the teacher makes learning lively and understandable for his students, acting throughRead More →

Method Play and Talk with Echo

In LuckyKids we use an innovative English language learning system for children at preschool age – „Play and Talk with Echo”, which is designed to set the foundations of foreign language teaching. “Play and Talk with Echo” programme system is based in the following methods, principles and approaches for proper language acquisiton:  games; listening and speaking;  comprehensive listening;  songs and dances; connecting education with positive emotions;  alternating activities during the educational process;  love and care for the children;  building a system of values and virtues; The child with their unique world, unlimited quests and perceptions is in the centre of “Play and Talk with Echo“Read More →

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Description of the application of the method in the camp The Montessori method is education, discipline and training applying the rules of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Dr. Maria Montessori was the first woman in Italy who has received medical education. She has made a unique contribution to science. After graduating, she began working as a pediatrician in a psychiatric clinic at the University of Rome. Initially, she devoted herself to children with mental disabilities, and in a few years she began developing a method of working with these children. Since 1909 she started publishing books, which are a product of her overall work with children.Read More →

Solar pedagogy method

Description of the application of the method in the camp Solar pedagogy as a method  Solar pedagogy is a system of principles and methods that can be conditionally divided into a philosophical /theoretical/ and a practical part. The ideas of solar pedagogy have been drawn from the teachings of the Master Peter Danov and for more than 90 years have been applied by many educators in various cities and schools in the country. A fundamental principle of solar pedagogy is that in nature everything is connected in the life of the Whole. Small and big plants, animals, all the elements of organic and inorganic nature,Read More →

Method and teaching in the camp curriculum Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. At LuckyKids we use it with the youngest ones, as it is created for age 4-5-6 and beginners’ level. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups. Letter Sound Order The sounds are taught in a specific order, not alphabetically. This enables children to begin building words as early as possible. How does Jolly Phonics work? Using aRead More →

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The conditions for horseback riding in the camp, riding and parents, beginners with no horseback riding experience and attitude to them, how they learn to ride a horse in the camp, the attitude towards the advanced. Why horseback riding is important and useful to the child? “Every minute spent with horses is invaluable because they can make you forget all the worries and concerns.” Horses are very beautiful and noble animals. Every minute spent with them is invaluable, because they are able to make you forget all the worries and concerns. Right from the beginning, when we learn to ride, we feel how great isRead More →

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Description of the application of the method in the camp. Practical application Methodology and learning process The suggestopedia method is a pedagogy with an educational and healthy effect. It operates at the level of the person’s reserves, which means that it contributes not only to super memorization without overburdening, but also to training that is as close as possible to the natural way of learning of the individual, not insulating the brain and its functions from the rest of the body, from the emotional side and the spiritual side of each person. Thus, the method exploits the abilities of the consciousness, emotion and logic, intuitionRead More →

Evening picture after a mountain pass | Lucky Kids

Comparison between visit only once or every year. Which of the two options is recommended and why? What will the child gain, and how his/her knowledge and skills will be further developed? When should be enroll our child alone in a children‘s language camp? Will this be useful for the kid? Would it upset him/her a lot? Where and how to choose this camp so that the kid can feel as safe and comfortable as possible. How many times do we enroll the child in LuckyKids?  Is it one time not enough, but two weeks, or perhaps he/she should visit the camp again? Speaking ofRead More →

Children learn to bake traditionally | Lucky Kids

What is the nutritional regimen of the kids in the camp Healthy and complete nutrition is an integral part of the concept of the LuckyKids children‘s language camp. The special menu prepared by the chef of LuckyBansko SPA & Relax hotel  *****, is varied and balanced to provide children with the energy they need for education, games and entertainment. Vegetables and fruits are present daily in the menu, and morning orange juice is a must. Nutrition includes the following types of food: Tender meat (organic chicken, veal and fish), Organic fruits and vegetables combined with rich imagination and served with a great deal of tasteRead More →

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Location The camp is organized in the Aparthotel Lucky Bansko SPA & Relax *****, located in town of Bansko. The hotel is situated at the very beginning of the town and has an ideal location for all types of activities. Rooms The children are accommodated in double rooms or in rooms for three persons, or in a studio for three or four persons. Children who are enrolled together with their friends in the children‘s summer camp have the advantage and can be accommodated together in one room or studio. Upon the accommodation, they receive special instructions related to the rooms and use of electronic cardsRead More →

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Health, medicines, special care, daily and night care, specialized medical help HEALTH Researchers agree that with proper food and daily physical exercises the path to healthy life is ensured. We at LuckyKids summer children’s language camp provide the child with a healthier lifestyle: Regular physical activity that is so important for the growth of the kid and his overall development. Regular water intake; Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables; reduced consumption of pastries; Life without TV; Going out – spending about 50% of the day outdoors; Various indoor and outdoor games and activities for children that do not involve computer games. MEDICINES When parents enrollRead More →

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Program  LuckyKids is the place where children and students can perfect the learned, practice it with teacherswho are native speakers, have fun and become better! The program takes place within two weeks. It includes a number of English language lessons and unforgettable entertainment activities.  Upon arrival at the hotel, the students are acquainted with the Rules of the camp, which outline the rights and obligations of the participants, highlighting the general regime moments.   English language test to define the level of the kids will be performed on the first day, and each child has to do it regardless of whether he/she has already beenRead More →

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Program The summer camp is an experience that brings satisfaction, pleasant feelings and intriguing adventures. Of course with friends, the best ones. The first thing LuckyKids children‘s summer camp gives to the kids we consider to be beginners is the opportunity to enroll them in the program with their friends where they can share one studio/apartment in the Lucky Bansko hotel. The program lasts two weeks. It includes many hours of English language learning and unforgettable fun activities for the little ones. On the first day after arriving in Bansko and accommodation in the hotel, every child/pupil participates in activities that include introduction and markRead More →

English for kids with speaking problems

Speech defects in childhood may be associated with the speech or writing abilities: Dyslalia – the abnormality in proper sound pronunciation; Stammering/blocking – of the pace and rhythm of speech; Rhinolalia  – a change in the voice timbre, an incorrect pronunciation of the sounds of speech; Dyslexia – inability to read and understand the material read; Dysgraphia – inability to write correctly. Children are sensitive creatures who quickly understand if they are somehow different. In most cases, the other children react negatively without being able to control their reactions, and this enables the development of the first trauma in the child with speech disorder. SpeechRead More →

English culture in Lucky Kids training

A description of the principles that apply to English learning, also used in England.  English Culture and Implementation in Lucky Kids Summer Language Camp.  Lucky Kids follows undeniably a Briish curriculum and all the participants are following a code of conduct with values. The basic focus is on the development and enrichment of the English language knowledge of the child. The acquired passive vocabulary of the child becomes active through entertainment, games and stimulation by project work, working in an English language environment. Through the activities and entertainment, chosen carefully, children learn how to be part of a team, how to express themselves better inRead More →

English for Stuffing Children

Stammering in children is a condition of undetermined origin. On one hand, it is a disorder in speeh development, which has a normal explanation and disappears over time. On the other hand – it may be conditioned by a number of factors, none of which can be defined as a categorical cause. The therapy of stammering is also difficult to define, and the means of helping stammering children are in the hands of people who surround them, not the child itself.Read More →