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Issue #33
May 21, 2015

Gearing-Up For Summertime!


The mercury's rising and it's that time of the year when tall glasses of iced tea, holidays to exotic places and forgetting school take top priority. So, can summer camps be far behind? Have a browse in our summer camp directory for activities that will keep the kids busy this summer - from sports, arts, crafts, dance, to music and swimming – there’s something for everyone.


Or are you looking for some inspiration for your summer trip? Carefree and sun-drenched, summer is the ultimate season for a memorable vacation and we have scoured the globe to find the best exotic family destinations for you. First stop: Thailand


Have a fun-tastic time! 


Julia Donaldson Summer Camp


Let The Courtyard Playhouse take your child on a magical journey where they will creatively explore 5 picture books - The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room On the Broom, Stick Man and The Snail & The Whale - by the world famous and award winning children's author, Julia Donaldson!


This summer school is highly recommended for young children wishing to be entertained during the summer holiday with fun filled activities that will nurture and stimulate their passion for storytelling, literacy skils and building confidence through the exploration of drama games, movement games, and a cosy, purpose built 70-seater theatre; a perfect venue to tread the boards and discover the wonderful world of storytelling and the creative arts live on stage!


Early bird discount of 10% offered to those who book before the end of May!


Mobile: 050 9861761 and Email: 


Camp Kidville


Kidville encourages independent learning, exploring and experimenting through practical life activities. Child-led learning helps children develop skills and abilities to work collaboratively whilst having fun. 


Camp Kidville offers opportunities for children to discover, explore, create and reflect. The program is designed to stimulate them through a variety of exciting themes and activities such as arts & crafts, music, enrichment and physical activities in the purpose-built state of the art gym. 


Flexible schedules of 2, 3 or 5 days a week for ages 12 months and up during July and August. Sessions begin 28th of June until 20th of August, 2015. Call  your nearest Kidville location for a unique summer experience! 


JBR Dubai Marina: 04 4401220

Mirdif: 04 2363648

Jumeirah branch coming soon!

kidsFIRSTs smartSTART Summer

Newsletter KidsFirst Final

kidsFirst Medical Center presents smartSTART, the summer camp with a difference for children starting Foundation Stage & Kindergarten. Spaces also available in writeSTART Handwriting Camp and playWORKS Social Skills Group.


writeSTART, a camp to improve writing skills for children 5 and up, include 90-minute sessions with trained and licensed therapists, helpful hints to carry over to home and school environments, gross motor and sensory motor activities, fine motor and handwriting activities and home practice activities. 


The playWORKS is a camp to improve children's social play. The therapy team combines social communication and sensory expertise to focus on improving your 3-5 year old's social communication and interaction. 


For more information and registration: 

Phone: 04 348 KIDS (04 3485437)



An Indoors Tennis Camp


Tennis 360 invites you to beat the heat and get ahead in your game! Calling young campers between 5 to 12 years of beginners to intermediate level to Tennis 360 INDOORS Summer Camp at Dubai Sports World 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre from 21st of June to 27th of August 2015. 


Programmes include Weekly (5-day) TENNIS CAMP for kids from 12.00nn-3.00pm daily AND Morning Programmes:

  • Kindy Smashers (3-5 years old) - promote motor skills involving agility and coordination through exercises and games while learning basic tennis skills; from 9.00am to 10.00am
  • Mini Smashers (5-8 years old) - regularly make contact in ball-striking, has basic coordination skills, the ability to focus, catch and throw at a target; from 10.00am to 11.00am  
  • Hot Shots (9-12 years old) - focuses on increasing speed and reaction, developing power and strength while improving technical skills; from 11.00am to 12.00nn

Limited places so book now at or call 04 3813504, 055 7537675 for more information. 

Accelarated Summer Program


School is almost out and summer holidays are just around the corner, but did you know that children lose between 1-3 months' worth of learning during this time of the year? Your child doesn't have to, with The Brain & Learning's accelarated summer program that is sure to sharpen all their skills, your child will not only spend a fun and very productive holidays but will be all ready for a new school year looking for a faster, easier learning experience. 


Register your child and see their life change. 


Contact them TODAY to schedule an assessment and reserve your child's place - spots fill out fast! 

Phone: 04 3797759, 04 4534170, 050 5779057



The Brainy Camp


What if instead of sliding backwards in academic skills over the summer, your child could leap ahead? Kids who do The Brain Workshop's program see dramatic gains in brain performance. That's because the program strengthens the core cognitive skills that make up the IQ and determine how well the brain thinks, learns, reads, reasons and even pays attention. They "move up" in brain performance after finishing the programs! This summer, don't settle for the summer slide when you can help your child leap ahead in time for the start of the coming school year. 


Register your child and see their life change. 


Contact them TODAY to schedule an assessment and reserve your child's place - spots fill out fast! 

Phone: 04 3275075, 050 2276809  





#Act4Nepal Donations

Dubai-based non-profit initiative Flea4Charity has teamed up with the UAE Red Crescent to help earthquake-ridden Nepal by collecting crucial aid donations in Dubai.



Dubai Summer Camps

It’s Summer Camp time! If you are looking for activities to keep the kids busy this summer, you have come to the right place – have  a browse in our summer camp directory!



Stylish Summer Fashion

Planning a day on a boat with your family or just a get-together at the beach? Set sail for a stylish summer with a nautical look with these guidelines by Mini Exchange.

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Fantastic Family Resorts: Thailand

Still looking for the perfect holiday destination? Our summer travel guide includes Top 10 Family Resorts with the best kids facilities this tropical paradise has to offer. 




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