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Child Development: Learning Takes Place Outside the School Too


It is a widely known fact that school is essential for children. It provides basic learning about important subjects in life and it equips them with knowledge about the world around them.

But how about outside of school? Can extra-curricular activities help mould a child to become a better person? Of course, they can! In fact, that's the main premise of such activities-to give the young ones a chance to explore and hone their skills outside the four corners of the school.

Here are some of these extra-curricular activities:

  • Social Clubs

Even outside of academia, children need an educational and moral support system made up of their peers. These could be book clubs, karate clubs, swimming clubs, and other organisations in the community.

What's great about them is that they not only help boost interpersonal skills among kids, but they also increase social and intellectual awareness even at a young age.

  • Arts and Performance Arts Classes

Science, Maths, English, and History aren't the only subjects that youngsters should explore. Remember Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences? It states that individuals are equipped with more than one general ability.

In line with this, parents and guardians like ourselves should enrol our children in extracurricular activities that hone their talents, like arts and crafts lessons, theatre clubs, acting classes, singing and dancing lessons, and even ballet classes.

  • Playtime

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

This classic proverb implies that both work and fun must balance a person's life, if only to make them more well-rounded. Kids are no different.

Playtime is a crucial part of their lifestyle. It improves their emotional and psychological well-being plus it helps exercise their growing bodies. Lastly, being in a playground full of their peers will greatly enhance their social skills.

Take a look at this list of resources for more info about child development:

When your child was still a toddler, or even an infant, you may notice a penchant for physical activities like running, crawling, jumping, and even swimming. These are early signs of their talent in sports. To really explore their potential, let them choose a sport that they like and enrol them in early training. It could be soccer, fencing, baseball, badminton, lawn tennis-the list is endless.

There are a LOT of activities that you can let your kids participate in. Whatever they are, make sure they are geared towards personal and academic development to prepare them for a brighter future!

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