Extracurricular activities can benefit your child in many ways. Physical, emotional, and cognitive skills are developed through participation in additional activities outside of school.
Although it is natural for parents to want their child to gain an “edge” through participation in extracurricular activities, it is important to keep a balance between school, extracurricular activities, home responsibilities and play/down time.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing activities with your child:
At Altogether Outdoors, informal play provides an ideal complement to childrens home and school lives for learning about self, community, and the natural world. Play provides a foundation for more confident and self-directed children who are excited to take on new challenges. And play is just plain fun!