Afterschool activities have been proven to have an enormous amount of intellectual and physical benefits for children who participate in them. That being said, here are five phenomenal afterschool activities to consider enrolling your child in:
- Girl or Boy Scouts
Girl and Boy Scouts are two of the best afterschool activities to enroll your child in. In one of the scout clubs, your child will learn a variety of information relevant to current curriculum being taught in school, as well as necessary survival and social skills. Plus, you will be able to benefit from scouts between all of the fun family-friendly camping trips, and of course all of the Girl Scouts’ cookies.
Tutoring can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. If your child needs a little bit of extra help in school, then enrolling them in an afterschool tutoring program will help them succeed in the classroom. On the other hand, if your child wants to help other kids succeed in school, you should sign them up to be a tutor.
Learning how to play an instrument has proven to enhance critical thinking skills and memory. Ultimately, this helps kids become active learners. In addition to becoming a more curious and involved learner, research has proven that kids who play at least one instrument are more likely to learn more languages and have the ability to learn and retain different languages easier than other kids. Lastly, music lessons are often fun for kids, and you never know, your child might be a musical prodigy.
It’s important for children to be active. If your child isn’t involved in an afterschool activity that requires exercise, they might be more inclined to sit at home and play video games, take a nap, or do something else that requires little to no exercise. That’s why it’s important to get your child involved in a fun afterschool sport that will allow them to socialize with friends, have fun, and stay healthy.
- Robotics Club
In recent years, schools have stressed STEM concepts more than ever before. After all, scientists, mathematicians, and other similar professions are the future for technological and medicinal success and expansion. Not only are STEM professions are in high-demand, but they are also extremely brain stimulating. Engineering and science have specifically been proven to have a ton of benefits. And what better way to get your child involved in a STEM program early than enrolling them in a robotics club? During robotics club, your child will have the opportunity to socialize with peers, as well as utilize STEM concepts and creativity to create a variety of robots.