In today’s world, the mounting pressure on children on proving their academic excellence and also being on top of the game has left them lose interest in other activities. Teachers and for that matter even certain parents have never been seen, where they are encouraging their children to follow their passion and not just focus on mere studies. Extra curricular activities are equally important for the over all development of a child.
Here are five reasons why you must not overlook the significance of extracurricular activities in your child’s academic life.
1. Provides a break
All play and no work makes Jack a dull boy. It’s good for children to concentrate on academics but it also results in stress and boredom. Hence, there is nothing better than to engage them in extracurricular activities to give them a much needed refreshing break. 2. Develops thinking skills
While children indulge in learning through books , it leaves no place for developing thinking skills. Extra-curricular activities enhance critical thinking, especially when they are posed with various challenges and have to find suitable solutions within those situations.
3. Enhances social abilities
These days, our children are becoming unsociable creatures. Participation in extracurricular activities will make sure they get an opportunity to meet like minded friends, break social barriers and share a healthy bonding with them.
4. Boosts self confidence
Irrespective of the fact, whether your children like to draw and paint or play cricket, being appreciated for something other than academics will uplift their self esteem as well as mood. A confident child is better equipped to take on the real life challenges with vigour.
5. Brings out the hidden talent
Academics is typically an acquired flair, however every child is gifted with a special talent. But not many can truly recognize it. These activities in a true sense help in bringing out the best.
Talking about extra curricular activities , A few days back I came across an app for kids called ” PLOWNS “
HOW TO USE PLOWNS ?
It’s just basically like having an instagram account but for kids. I have already been using this for over a week and loving it. It makes sure my little artists masterpieces will be intact as a memory even 10 years down the line.