Is it really important to enroll your child into extra-curricular classes after school? I have seen many parents send their kids to drawing and dance classes after school.
my child recently join speech and drama after school, i think he is having fun and found new friends. an hour and half is not bad at all than playing gadgets at home.
My sons are coping fine in school w/o any enrichment. They are having swimming and football which if of their own choices no tuition yet but i would think i need to register for my p5 to prep him for PSLE.Read more
I dun find it necessary unless he really has interest in it & mentions to u tat he wanna join. It is already so tiring after school & children need more rest so tat their brain can focus on his homework & oso when back to sch e next day.Read more
it is not important to follow what others are doing. but if your kid shows interest amd is able to afford. why not? my child seems to be the kinesthetic kind.. so when she asked for piano.. i just find a reasonable price one to let her try.Read more
For me, if my child expresses interest or potential in any activity or sport, I might send them to such enrichment classes to hone the skill. Alternatively, if they are old enough and the class or club is available in their schools, they can just sign up there.Read more
If your kids have interest and you can afford why not? Just remember 1 thing, don't let it become a force thinking by your kids instead. Do communicate with them to find out their interest and thinking about it.Read more
i feel most important is whether your kid has the interest or not. for my case because my hubby is a musician , so naturally he wants him to learn music so we enrolled him at the age of 3 till now 4yrs plus. he enjoyed himself and showed his interest and now still continuing.Read more
Thanks! That helps :)
No, I don't think its important. Till last year when I was living in Mumbai, I saw that there is this culture of sending kids to extra-curricular classes and keep the kid engaged throughout the day with one thing or the other. I, too, used to send my kid to dance class but only with a notion for him to have fun with other kids, not with the primary motive to learn dance. Also, the classes were just two days a week so it didn't put pressure on him. Instead of sending him to a class everyday, I would rather make him have a nap or let him play with his own toys and spend time with him.Read more
Indeed! It's extremely important for your child to participate in extra-curricular activities for his/her overall development. Your child's brain will get sharpened if you promote him/her to participate in extra-curricular & co-curricular activities. Such activities expose your child to new things/people, and it is, hence, very important. You can also look at parent-child activities to foster your relationship along with sharpening your child's brain. I am thinking of participating in a unique parent-child quiz called Dell Champs which has a scholarship worth Rs.1 Lakh up for grabs. You can check it out too- http://bit.ly/2bbcqn0 Hope this helps! :)Read more
As parents, I think our role is to prepare our child for the road ahead, not prepare the road for our child. So there isn't a very important or not important at all. Different strokes for different folks. For me - my boy attends music because that's what he shows interest in.Read more
- Dear mommies, can share what your kids will do after school? Not intended to send them to enrichment classes in young age. Thanks for sharing.Suilie Lee
- Any parents here send their kids to music school? Reasons for sending? My hubby wan to send our boys to music classes when none of us is good with it.
my inlaws wanted to send my elder (5yo) to learn music. i didnt. i have an electric organ at home, and he doesn't even seem to show a single interest in it. he just slams the entire keyboard. Whereas he is very interested in drawing lately, i may send him to art class insteadAmanda Lam
- My elder son is going to N1 next year. 1. Would like to enroll him for phonics classes. Where is a good one? 2. School do teach phonics. Will I be confusing him if I send him for the extra classes? 3. What do you pack i his school bag, for a little boy, going to N1?
1. You can try I Can Read, LCentral, or Zoophonics. 2. Actually for this age, I feel that it's not really necessary to go for extra classes. He's still very young and school is more than sufficient for him. There are different phonics programmes out there and different teaching approaches. It might be confusing for him. 3. If he is in childcare, you will need a set of fresh clothes, towel, diapers(if needed), water bottle, raincoat(optional), and stuff like blanket or pillow for naptime. If its just short 3 hours, probably a set of clothes in case he soils himself, and water bottle. But to be doubly sure, you can check with the school if anyting else is needed.Samantha chin