4 Things Your Kids Should Be Doing After School

September 20, 2019

When your child still has energy after school, it is important to have some activities ready for them to enjoy. Children should be playing outside, engaging in creative activities and playing with others and just being a kid! Having structured after-school activities will enhance your child’s development by enriching their bodies and their minds. Here are 4 things that your kids should be doing after school. 

What Makes Your Kid Light Up? 

Sit down with your child and ask them what they would like to do as an extra-curricular activity. There is no point in spending money on an activity that your child won’t love. Allowing them to participate in their activity of choice will motivate them to go every week and be able to enjoy it.

After School Care

Enrolling your children in an after-school program is an excellent option for parents and can be extremely beneficial for your kids. Your child will get to know other kids of the same age in a different environment, creating a sense of belonging. A good after school program will promote life skills such as cooperation, support, respect, and confidence. These programs can also make learning more enjoyable by not having the stress of tests or working together- it helps kids find new interests and makes them feel as though their work is meaningful.

How Was Your Day?

Asking simple questions to your children will promote trust and will make it easier to build a relationship. Parents should be spending time with their child and asking them just a simple “How was your day?” Having a conversation with your child is the best way to get to know them, teach them new skills and create a special one-on-one parent-child bound. 

Get Away From The Electronics

If turning on the TV if the first thing you are allowing your child to do when you get home, this will only create bad habits. Seeing as they have been sitting in all their classes, encouraging them to participate in physical, creative, spiritual and psychological activities will be beneficial for their health. Whether they want to read a book, colour a picture of a dinosaur or play on a soccer team, let them explore their options to find what they are passionate about!

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