Now that school is out, parents will be looking for summer activities to keep the kids occupied and busy. How do you choose what activity would be good for your child?
For a start, you must know your child. What are his or her interests? What is he or she good at? What skills would you like to enhance or improve?
It may be ideal to enroll your child in two kinds of classes. The first class will focus on what your kid is good at or already interested in. For example, is your child artistic or would he or she have an inclination towards arts and crafts? Then you may want to let him or her join an art workshop that will focus on this talent.
The other activity will be for a skill that you would like to improve or harness. Does your child get enough physical activity for example? Would you like to improve coordination and gross motor skills? Then you may want to consider enrolling your child in a sports class or one that focuses on movement. This way, you will give him or her the opportunity to improve himself or herself in that area.
By the end of summer, your child would have enjoyed an activity of his or her choice and would have also been exposed to activities that will hone his or her skills further. He or she should then be raring to go and may be better off for the next school year.
[By Angelica Viloria | Thursday, March 22, 2007]
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