What are the benefits of extracurricular activities for your kids?When my daughters were young, I'll admit that extracurricular activities were as much for me as they were for my kids. I appreciated the chance to socialize with other adults. I sometimes got a tiny break. Even if I had to participate with my infant, toddler, or preschooler, I didn't have to be in charge. Extracurricular activities benefited me, as well as my kids.
As my children get older and begin to participate in extracurricular activities without mom by their side, I've really begun to notice just how much these after-school activities really do for my daughters.
Interacting with peers in a non-educational setting is often lost after a long school day, lengthy homework assignments, and the increased use of technology among today's youth. If nothing else, children are interacting with one another in an entirely different way than I did when I was a child. It's not good or bad, but it's different. And there's room in the schedule for my daughters to sitRead More »from 5 Ways Extracurricular Activities Benefit Kids