You know how people say that when you learn to ride a bike, you will always be able to, no matter how much time you go without? It's muscle memory, and the same concept applies to mental and creative muscles, too! Lola's Lab is takes those artistic wheels for a spin in each week of camp. In the Lab, our story-based worlds create many opportunities to exercise all types of memory because we believe that holistic education is the best way to learn. But don't tell the kids - they think it's just fun!
Here's how we tickle your brain:
"Procedural memory" is the unconscious memory of how to do something, while "declarative memory" covers the ability to remember information like factual events, situations, and trivia. Both types of memory-making reinforce one another: for instance, an actor's ability of memorizing lines in a script is procedural, while the knowledge and delivery of a particular set of lines in a play is declarative.
In Lola's Lab, collaborative and individual projects (art, movement, drama, creative writing, invention, brainstorming, etc.) are presented in the form of challenges in an original Lab story. The story details are new and offers attention-grabbing excitement, but the approach to a creative project nurtures the same procedural memories each time a camper attempts it. Camp lessons also include fantastic information, which activates declarative memory, and plants reference points for future learning. We know "practice makes perfect," and while we're not concerned with "perfection," this is how that growth happens!
We have lots of stories just as adventurous and beneficial for young minds all throughout the summer! Join us! Register today-- just don't ask us which is our favorite-- that is simply too hard to remember!