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7 Best Extracurricular Activities for your Children

7 Best Extracurricular Activities for your Children

Extra curricular activities can be best described as activities performed by children after school hours and which are beyond the school curriculum. These activities stem from their interests to either develop a new skill or hone an old one. 

The 7 Best Extra curricular Activities for your children are: Academic Extracurricular Activities, such as English Speaking Skills, and Debating; Sports, like soccer, swimming, tennis, and gymnastics; Religious Extracurricular Activities, like imparting the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, the Quran, and the Guru Granth Sahib; Indoor Extracurricular Activities, like chess, and robotics; Literary Extracurricular Activities, such as Creative Writing, and Editing; Arts Extracurricular Activities, like painting, and pottery; Performing Arts Extracurricular Activities, such as dance, and theatre.

Academic Extracurricular Activities

Whether studying in English medium schools or vernacular medium schools, proficiency in English is important. There are several benefits that children can reap by pursuing some academic activity, such as debating or English-speaking. The hands-on learning experiences compliment the classroom guidance, thereby reinforcing the same. 

They also develop critical thinking, teamwork, individual contribution, communication, interpersonal skills and management. All these help in their personal growth. Their confidence is boosted and self esteem enhanced. They are better prepared to face the challenges of day-to-day life. 

Interaction with their peer group who share similar interests teaches them how to bond. In fact, some lifetime friendships are made here.

Sports

Participation in sports adds to the holistic development of children, benefiting them physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Some popular sports activities pursued are soccer, athletics, cricket, swimming, tennis and basketball.

Engaging in sports has many advantages. It promotes physical fitness, flexibility, and endurance. It reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Physical exercise releases serotonin in the brain which reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. In other words, they are natural mood lifters. 

Discipline, time management, teamwork, healthy habits, and social skills are some other benefits of taking up sports. Children become more responsible and are able to balance academics and other duties. 

Research has proven that students who engage in sports activities perform better in academics. This is because they are motivated, more focused and have increased concentration. 

Life lessons

Learning about our scriptures is by far the best way to teach life lessons. This is why Bambinos came up with the idea of imparting the teachings of Bhagavad Gita to the little ones. It is done in a way that is related to day-to-day life, so that the children understand as well as retain and apply what they learn in life.

Knowledge of your scriptures, be it the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran, or the Bible, or the Guru Granth Sahib, has its own role to play, as it encourages spiritual growth. Even though there are many differences among the teachings as per the above-mentioned holy books, there are values that are in common, some of them are truthfulness, kindness, humility, generosity, justice, forgiveness, and respect for others.

Indoor Games Activities

Indoor games have their own place and value as do outdoor games. They provide entertainment and enjoyment, offering a fine way to relax. They are mentally stimulating, which helps in keeping the mind engaged, active and alert. They also provide opportunities to socialize and connect with friends. Some indoor games, encourage creativity and imagination. 

A few indoor games are physically demanding, while others are mentally challenging. These games are more convenient and accessible. Some names of indoor games are bowling, chess, darts, billiards, puzzle solving, table tennis, video games, and board games.

Indoor games offer a wide range of benefits for the overall mental, social and physical well-being of the participants. 

Literary Activities

Literary activities improve language skills and enhanced critical thinking. These activities help to enhance vocabulary, comprehend rules of grammar and their usage, improve the four language learning skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing, comprehension, and communication abilities. Creative expressions are particularly enhanced. They allow exploration of thoughts, emotions and experiences through debating, speeches, elocution, writing and the like.

Some popular literary activities are creative writing, debating, writing book and film reviews, poetry writing, elocution, speech. Such activities enhance the command of the language and a much better understanding of literature and the different cultures of different places. These advantages develop a lifelong love of literature that fosters a thirst to know more. 

Overall, literary activities contribute in intellectual, emotional and the social development of the participants. Once again, engaging in literary activities leads to increased academic performance. The cognitive abilities are enhanced manifold. It improves the intellectual development of children. 

Fine Arts

Engaging the child in artistic work improves hand eye coordination, and critical thinking. It builds the confidence of the artist. Developing artistic skills during school years can also pave the way for your child’s choice of career. By all means it brings more meaning to life and enriches it.

Drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture photography, and jewelry designing are just a few activities that fall in this category.

Performing Arts

Performing art enhances teamwork as one has to collaborate with others. Such art forms play a vital role in promoting the holistic development of the participant. It becomes a source of lifelong engagement and enjoyment. 

These activities include live performances and creative expressions through various mediums of art. Some of them are drama, dance, music, comedy, and puppetry. They offer a myriad of advantages to children. 

A wide range of after school programmes for extracurricular activities for your children can be accessed on online platforms for all age groups, beginning from  kindergarten children to college goers. There is no age to learn. 

Choosing the right extra curricular activity for your children calls for an informed decision. Hope this blog helps you parents choose the right activity at the right time for your children! 

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Yasmeen Jamil

Teaching is both her passion and profession, a fulfilling journey she has embraced for over three decades. Her love for this work stems from being an educator who truly connects with the essence of children, particularly those under her guidance. She firmly believes that work should intertwine seamlessly with play, imparting both enjoyment and educational rewards to children. Her goal is to consistently engage with students, ensuring they experience the joy of learning and cultivate a lifelong enthusiasm for being eager learners.

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