After school program - recreational or educational

After school program - recreational or educational


Image result for After school programSo your child starts to get agitated and restless. He has more time than is good for him, and you are now planning programs after school - all that will keep him busy for a few hours of rescue! Most extracurricular activities can be classified into three categories: recreational, educational and societal. The last piece usually comes when your child is already a little adult and can express his own interests.
Educational activities aim to deepen your child's knowledge. His general awareness, his understanding and his memory are targeted and he is given various techniques that will help him improve one or the other. Programs such as intensive memory learning and the speed of mathematics are after-school educational activities. There are academic programs that focus on your child's homework and class work and help the child gain deeper knowledge in the different subjects. Thus, academic programs have a head start on fun and games, especially if parents feel that their child has a lot of catching up to do.
Recreational activities include sports and games, fine arts, painting, etc. The main goal here is to have fun. Of course, classes become more competitive when the child goes up the ladder. Numerous sporting events, competitions, stage performances, etc. are organized to encourage the child.
When we compare the merits of the two types of activities, I think recreational programs have more meat. First, children do not like to learn unless they are curious about something. Most academic programs are standardized courses that are not too flexible. They have a general purpose and a well-defined methodology. After a certain number of hours at school, the child may be bored. Further study could overwhelm and frustrate him. Burnout is really a possibility here.
Recreation programs offer a welcome break from the monotony of learning and study. The mental challenge and the physical effort make the child feel renewed zest and a pleasant feeling of accomplishment. The group activity teaches him social skills, discipline and patience. It is a fact that children involved in extracurricular activities get better grades than others. Sometimes closing books and playing a game may be the best way to manage your studies.
Whatever program you choose for your child, regular evaluation is the key to success. You will need to measure the progress of the child. If the progress is unsatisfactory, move your child out of the program. The child should also have the freedom to reject an activity if and when he is bored with it. Generally, programs that combine education with recreation are best suited especially for younger children. In this way, children can have fun while learning.

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