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  • Writer's pictureJenny

Activities That Will Benefit Your Children

The world now is so much focused on screens. Try as we might children love being on screens, phones, tablets and computers. They can spend so much of their free time on them and as parents it’s important we make sure they are also doing other things that interest them and will benefit them long term. There are so many different things they can do which is fun but also has added benefits that will help teach them as a person.

Join A Sports Team

Joining a sports team whatever it is will benefit them greatly. It helps keep them active. Some children may only do exercise when they do their physical education class at school so having something else to keep them active will contribute towards good health. It also will help with their socializing. Being a part of a team may help them mingle and make friends outside of their normal friendship group. Not only that but being a part of a team also can help with confidence. It brings about a certain sense of pride especially when you are currently winning games.

Learn To Swim

Although common so many children don’t know how to swim. Putting them in swim classes will help their confidence with the water, help them become strong swimmers and be able to be safe when on holiday and swimming in the ocean as the seas can be so unforgiving. It is also a great way to keep them fit and healthy.

Nature And Community

Another great option when enlisting your children in extracurricular activities is to look at something like scouts or girl guides. They teach your children life lessons and important and useful things that they wouldn’t learn at school. It also helps them think about things that better them as a person like thinking about giving back, looking after their community and working as a team. They earn badges for their accomplishments so it can be something they are always working towards and striving for. It is also another way for them to socialize outside their normal friendship group and build more confidence.

Learning To Look After Themselves

There are so many groups that teach fighting and self-defense. It is important to find one that focuses more on discipline and self-defense rather than fighting. You don’t want your child to go around hurting people but with the world, we live in it is important that they can protect themselves if needed. Learning self-defense will benefit them for a long time as there is normally stages they have to work towards to get say a new color belt for example. It will be something they will always remember and will be able to use what they learnt if needed. We always worry about our children so this could help give us a little peace of mind that they can protect themselves to a certain extent.

There are so many amazing things that your children can do you just need to find the right one for them that they will enjoy and stick to. If it has added benefits then that’s even better.


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