There are many parents out there that believe extracurricular activities only benefit their child’s chance of getting into college; while this is a benefit, it isn’t the only one. Many recent studies have shown that extracurricular activities provide a variety of benefits to children, from improved time management to better academics. Interested in knowing how extracurricular activities can benefit your child? Follow along!
Improve Time Management
Having your children involved with extracurricular activities can teach them better time management skills and teach them to better prioritize tasks and commitments.
Allowing your child to participate in extracurricular activities can open their eyes to new interests and activities. This allows them to find interests they enjoy and are passionate about. The success from these interests can also help build self-esteem and confidence for other areas of life.
When your child explores different interests and activities, it allows them to master new skills and build their confidence. This can make children more willing to try new things and reduce the stress involved.
Most extracurricular activities involve setting and reaching goals, whether it is being the lead in a play, winning a championship, or even coming in first place at a fair. This allows children to set and achieve goals in a more relaxed setting, preparing them for the future.
Many extracurricular activities require children to work together, as a team, toward a common goal. This can be an important lesson for children on how teamwork applies to the real world, teaching them how to work together with others as a team to achieve goals.
Recent research has also shown that students that participate in extracurricular activities tend to have better grades, higher test scores, and a better work ethic.
Interested in extracurricular activities for your children? Check out Memorial Montessori’s After School Programs.