Are you thinking about signing your preschooler or kindergartener up for an extra-curricular activity this fall? There are so many perks to enrolling your child in a special program that will encourage creative and critical thinking skills. While the normal curriculum at a daycare, childcare, or preschool may include the primary areas of study, there are several extra curricular activities and special programs that are extremely beneficial for effective learning and continued growth both academically and socially.
Extracurricular activities such as fitness programs, creative movement, and music are extremely beneficial for taking young learners beyond the average educational experience. Health and fitness can emphasize healthy bodies, the food pyramid, and family-style dining, while music and dance gives children a fun way to interact with the environment around them while learning new skills!
When the time comes to choose the special program for your child, here are several questions to ask yourself and your school:
How much will it cost me?At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Keller, we have special programs that are included in the tuition at no extra cost to parents. We keep things convenient by hosting these special programs in our own state-of-the-art facility!
How will the activity benefit my child?It’s important to make sure that you understand the value of the activity. Look for long term benefits that will help with social, physical, and academic goals. Pay attention to how your child responds to the activity. A new activity normally takes several weeks for a child to get used to, but if the activity becomes something your child dreads, it’s time to re-think the activity.
Is the activity appropriate for my child’s personality and ability?This can be a tricky question. It’s important to see your child’s natural ability, but you may also have to look deeper. Sometimes, children need parents to help them overcome an area and discover new talents and ability. Talk with your child about his likes/dislikes and sign him up for an activity you think might fit with his interests.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Keller, we love offering special programs in addition to our engaging educational programs that are offered for infants as young as six weeks old all the way through our before and after school participants up to twelve years of age. Contact us today to find out how we can offer you the best in preschool and childcare services in Keller, TX!