Hello, Summer Lovers!
Do you know how important it is to have some kind of organized activity or a place for your kids to go after school? After school activities are proven to help keep kids safe and provide academic support. They inspire kids to learn, socialize, and work on team building skills.
In today’s world, there are a lot of parents who work too much to be home by the time their kids are which just about makes after school activities a necessity.
We should encourage children to see what after school options are available that might interest them whether the activity’s focus applies more to the physical and social aspects of life or something more informational and educational. This is where your child has the choice of pursuing something that they find interesting to them.
Children love this freedom of choice and become much more eager to learn from an after school activity since they chose their specific activity for themselves (unlike school where children often perceive the learning as being more-or-less forced).
Your kids are much more likely to make friends during after school activities as opposed to the actual school day because they are around peers who all share the same interest. This leads to the likelihood of sharing other interests and making friends—peers who actually want to socialize with one another.
Along with friendship, children are much more apt to learn team building skills in after school activities rather than the group projects that kids are assigned in school. It becomes easier for them to trust each other and focus on their own specific role as just one cog in a machine.
Help get your kid interested in staying busy and keeping their brains on after school lets out! Till next time, Readers!