Kids clubs can provide a number of benefits for your child, including improving their development skills, confidence, and giving you a break from the full-time job of being a parent. Whether it’s a school holiday or after school, these clubs can offer limitless benefits for both you and your child.
Read on to explore these benefits.
Making new friends
Engaging with other children can increase a child’s social skills and make it easier for them to make friends. From the age of three, children are able to establish friendships and build relationships, making interacting with other children crucial at this stage. After school clubs give children the opportunity to further their development of these skills and strengthen their confidence when it comes to making friends. When children all have something in common (football, gymnastics, crafts), they often find it easier to bond and connect with each other.
Children’s clubs are a great way of boosting your child’s confidence and gently pushing them outside of their comfort zone. Attending a club for the first time without their parents is often very nerve-wracking for the child. Once they have adjusted to this new social environment, they will feel more confident about other situations where they need to be independent.
We hear it all the time – kids today aren’t getting enough exercise. One of the main reasons for this is that while the digital era is in full swing, children are often more focused on the latest iPad or console than they are about engaging in physical activity. Kids clubs are a great way of introducing children to different sports and hobbies, which gets them moving and away from the console, and who knows, they might even find themselves too busy for computer games.
Participating in group activities like Rugby or dance can teach children how to be part of a team. This essential skill can be transferred to children in their later life, such as in work or school. Learning to work as part of a team will also help your child hone other social skills, like empathy and respect for others.
Participating in a particular subject or activity can help to boost their interest and understanding of a school subject. It could be that playing an instrument has sparked an interest in music lessons, or playing a sport has encouraged them to be more enthusiastic in PE lessons. Trying different activities can help children to understand their talents and interests which will benefit them in later life.
Good for the whole family
After-school programmes are certainly great for kids, but can also offer benefits for the parents as well. Being a parent is hard, and sometimes work commitments don’t align with your child’s school calendar. Children’s clubs can provide childcare during holidays and after school, allowing you to have a well-deserved break while your child is being looked after.
Interested in the flexible after school and half term holiday clubs that Little Acorns Day Nursery provides? Simply contact us today at:
Hedge End – 01489 695860
Eastleigh – 02380 653969