Now that my son is in kindergarten, he has a lot more energy and desire to explore. This is the perfect time to introduce your child to extra curricular activities. Yes, the kids extra curricular activities become the parents extra curricular activities because you are the chauffeur, but there are ways to stay engaged as well.
This year we have Thomas taking Tae Kwon Do on Mondays, acting classes (creative play) on Tuesdays and swimming on Saturdays and all of these activities are at different locations.
How is it good for Thomas? He gets to become and stay active, he gets to meet new children outside of school and he gets to use all aspects of his abilities.
Tae Kwon Do is all about being disciplined, focused and athletic
Acting and creative play is about using your imagination and being creative outside of the box
Swimming is an individual sport and teaches you to take risks and gain stamina
How can parents still be engaged while the kids are participating in extra curricular activities? Depending on their age, you can drop your kids off and still be able to run errands. But you can also get some exercise in yourself by either taking a class at the same facility, getting in the pool, or just taking a walk until activities are complete. That is my plan.
What age do you feel is best to get kids involved in extra curricular activities? And what do you do while they are involved?