Government funding cutbacks have left some school boards strapped for cash. Unfortunately, when budgets are gone, so are vital school programs like extra-curricular activities. It’s a fact of life that could leave you worrying whether your child is getting enough activity outside of school hours.
After school programs do not necessarily have to be taught by professional teachers in a school environment. There are so many ways that parents can take up where school boards have left off. Don’t worry about structure or formality; most kids are over-scheduled as it is. The key is to enhance your child’s physical, academic and social development, and a relaxed home-based environment is the perfect place to do it.
School should be top priority for every child and every parent. Children need to attend school regularly, and then fulfill their homework, reading and writing obligations. This may take about 30-60 minutes. After these obligations are met, it’s fun time. The trick is to find interesting and fulfilling programs or activities for your child to take part in, whether inside or outside the home.
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