What’s missing here?
An activity your child loves and looks forward to!
Imagine the boredom of having the same routine day after day. It’s the same feeling that adults missing out on work-life balance have - something you may be familiar with or have experienced at some point in your professional life.
By enrolling your child in extra-curricular activities, you’ll be giving your child an opportunity to spend time productively and have fun while doing so. Here are five more reasons:
1) It’s A Much-Needed Break From Studies
With studies and exams getting more and more competitive, participating in sports or investing time in a hobby such as dance, yoga or art provides a much-needed break and helps manage any exam-related stress your child might be having.
2) A Chance To Learn How To Work In A Team
Regularly taking part in group activities helps children realise the importance of team effort and makes them better at coordination and collaboration with others. It can also help them learn more skills from their peers and overcome personal shortcomings or fears such as talking to people they don’t know.
3) Pick Up Time Management Skills - Something Which Only Comes With Practice
Taking part in extra-curricular activities involves maintaining a fine balance between studying and playing along with prioritising commitments. This helps children effectively plan their day and tasks - a skill which is honed with practice.
4) Development Of Essential Social Skills
Interacting with new people and taking part in activities together has both mental and emotional benefits. It helps children make new friends and boosts their self-confidence too.
5) Explore Something New
Extra-curricular activities don’t have to be limited to the playground. PCs have made learning something new easy and more accessible than ever. You can encourage your child to take up digital art via Canva or learn the basics of code from Code.org. If these activities are not already offered by your child’s school, you can talk to the authorities to set it up or motivate your children to take up initiative themselves!
As long as your child is feeling challenged and enjoying the activity, your child will never say “Mamma, I’m bored” again :)
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.
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