Whether it be in preschool or in college, we would often notice how extra-curricular activities are highly encouraged among students. For something that is not really academic-learning related to being this advocated, you can only think that this could be highly advantageous to the holistic development and overall learning of students.
As much as focus and concentration are highly required from students so they can learn the most out of their classroom discussions, extra-curricular activities are also promoted to highly encourage students to discover and develop their other gifts whether it be physical, musical, or even social. This attention that has been given to extra-curricular activities actually starts early in childhood education to introduce early on to children the value of their other capabilities and to allow them to hone their gifts which are very beneficial for them in the future.
It provides children with their needed break from academic lessons.
Firstly, extra-curricular activities provide children with an enjoyable pause from their daily and oftentimes stressful classroom classes. Extra-curricular activities in the form of sports, music lessons, or martial arts give them a good break that allows them to channel their energy and turn them into useful zeal that will develop them into greater individuals even outside the classroom.
It allows them to discover other talents.
Second, engaging in extra-curricular activities allows students the opportunity to discover talents and gifts that they have within them. When these talents are hidden, they are basically as good as nothing. But through school activities that help them discover their other masteries, they are given the chance to practice them and use them for their own or their school’s pride.
It allows them to hone and develop their gifts.
Engaging in extra-curricular activities is the perfect avenue for children to develop the talent that they have found to possess. In an environment where training and practice are guided, they get to fully maximize their potential and reach higher goals in the future. In a school setting, parents can also be assured of children’s safety and security.
It is a great way to keep children busy after-school.
Usually, children are left with nothing much to do but to freely play after their classes. Extra-curricular activities allow them to be pre-occupied with productive things to do even after the bell rings. While waiting for their parents to come, children are, at least, busy with activities that are not futile but are instead highly beneficial for them and their development.
It provides holistic development.
Extra-curricular activities provide children a chance to develop their bodies, sharpen their minds, fuel their passions in ways that classroom classes will not be able to provide. It is highly important that children grow up with all their functionalities and all aspects progressing in synchronized motion. Extra-curricular activities give children this opportunity in a way that they are enjoying and having fun.
Here in Montessori Children’s House, we understand the importance of extra-curricular activities even in young children. That is why we made sure that we inject enough of them in our school programs to help children learn, discover, and develop the gifts that they have in them in a purposeful and enjoyable way.
As a provider of early childhood education in Riverside, California, we highly encourage you to be fully informed about the programs that are in the offering for your children before signing them up for enrollment. If you want to know more about our academic programs and extra-curricular activities here in Montessori Children’s House, we invite you to take a campus tour with us. We would appreciate a personal discussion with you regarding our programs and how your children can better learn here with us than anywhere else.
Call us today at 951-359-5437.