7 Reasons Why Extracurricular Activities Are Important!

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Now that the school year is in full swing, it is a great time to start thinking about after school activities! Extracurricular activities can be so beneficial to a child’s overall development, below we have listed some of the key benefits!

  1. Great way to meet new friends - Adding extracurricular activities to your child’s routine can introduce them to friends from other neighborhoods and schools.

  2. Introduces them to new commitments and responsibilities.

  3. Helps with time management - When a child knows they have an activity they want to attend, it can help them get homework and chores done in a timely manner.

  4. Introduces them to other teaching and leadership styles - Being able to follow directions from various teachers can help them to adapt and pick up new ways to learn.

  5. Physical activities can help develop gross and fine motor skills as well as keep their bodies active and moving! They can also start them on a path to an active, healthy lifestyle.

  6. Helps them find interests and activities they may not be introduced to in school.

  7. Improves academic performance- Studies show that participating in extracurricular activities can boost a child’s self-esteem, help them develop new skills, and keep their brains active and engaged after school.

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