Should You Register Your Child for Extracurriculars?
Did you do any extracurriculars growing up?
Anybody who has partaken in extracurriculars often speaks very highly of them. They’re known to ignite new passion and excitement in almost everyone involved! However, sometimes they can be pricey, distracting, overwhelming, and time-consuming. It’s up to each individual whether or not certain extracurriculars are worth it for these reasons. Most people find that the benefits often outweigh the costs.
Extracurriculars offer the unique opportunity to take a break from a typical learning environment while still providing similar benefits, like problem solving and critical thinking. Skills that are built in these activities can help children grow stronger in various aspects, including physical, mental, and social.
Taking part in any kind of sport can improve your child’s physical health! They exercise on a regular basis in a way that brings them happiness. Not to mention it tires them out a bit! ;)
Clubs like robotics, math league, STEM, and speech/debate are fantastic ways to keep the mind sharp in an exciting and healthily competitive way.
Team sports/clubs are a fantastic way to enhance the following social skills:
- Effective collaboration
- Learning to accept defeat gracefully
- Learning how to remain humble after a win
Additionally, extracurricular activities can help children gain insight as to what excites them so much that they may want to pursue it as a career someday. Oftentimes extracurriculars are the very thing that show a student what they are most passionate about in life, which is one of the many reasons why colleges view them as such a strong asset for applicants.
There are many places to find the extracurricular activity that is right for your child. We recommend keeping up to date with your local school, religious institution, newspaper, and word of mouth!
Even better, Best Brains Learning Center Algonquin offers so many extracurricular courses including Creative Writing, Coding, Abacus, Public Speaking, and more! Our courses are designed to perfectly supplement educational enrichment with Math and English at Best Brains to help our brainiacs explore tons of different subjects. Visit our programs page for more information!