Let Your Child’s Curiosity Run Wild at Crestar
April 15, 2019
It goes without saying that it’s important to get young children involved in activities that will reap long-term benefits and cultivate useful abilities that will stay with them throughout their lives. The best way to do this would be to leverage on the many different types of enrichment classes for kids available out there.
The smaller classroom setting for most enrichment programmes, coupled with the nature of learning with individuals who share similar interests will result in your child being more comfortable establishing stronger peer relationships. It may also be easier for them to pick up essential life skills this way because of the more personal touch used, which accommodates all types of learning.
For example, speech and drama classes teach children how to communicate effectively as well as how to react in different types of situations and with different personalities. Art classes allow kids to explore their imagination and creativity, which are both extremely important for critical thinking in the future.
In general, exposure to such enrichment classes will introduce children to new and larger social circles and quite possibly, brand new ideas that are not so commonly examined or discussed in the formal school environment, with its fixed curriculum and focus on quantitative performance. This will only groom them to be holistic learners and leaders in their own right, capable of anything they set their mind to.
With school and extracurricular responsibilities, it can be exhausting for children to take on even more activities during their free time. However, if they are interested in pursuing something outside of school, and don’t mind sacrificing some of their leisure time, let them use it to cultivate an interest they may already have or may just want to discover. Remember, communication with your child is key here; you don’t want to force them into anything as they may end up resenting you for it instead.
By trying something new, your child will be able to grow as a person, learn about their likes and dislikes, and most importantly, hone their skills as they experiment with a wide range of talents that they may not know they possess. In the process, they’ll learn and improve through the practice of teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, and discipline, which are useful in any social situation.
We recently concluded our inaugural Enrichment Experience Week, where children get to explore and experience the wide range of enrichment classes we offer, absolutely complimentary. We say that is the perfect opportunity to decide if an enrichment class is right up their alley!
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