After School activities are designed in order to provide enriching activities to kids which help in developing certain skill sets that may or may not be part of their regular curriculum. These activities help in developing the right side of the brain which is known as the creative side of the brain. These activities also help in keeping your kids engaged and active which in recent times is otherwise reduced to some form of screen consumption. Further these activities also help in developing better social skills in children as they get to meet and talk to kids who are not part of their immediate circle.
Take them to a park:
Most self-sufficient communities in Dubai has a small play area/park. Encourage your kids to go to the park and play outdoor. This will not only keep them engaged but also keep them physically fit. And since this is a no pressure place, kids can enjoy being themselves and not have to worry about performing well or poorly.
Take a Creative class:
The options are many like arts, painting, ballet, music, creative games like chess, collecting and many more. Understand what kind of creative activity your child is interested in and encourage them to take up these classes. These classes help your child in developing curiosity which in turn helps them arrive at different perspectives in life. This can also help in boosting your child’s confidence. As he or she sees themselves of capable of doing something that is not forced upon them.
Taking up a sport:
Enrol them in a sport, it could be football, cricket, basketball, tennis, etc. Engaging in sports activities encourages one to learn many skills. One gets to learn how to be a team player, build on their leadership skills, teaches them the value of discipline and consistency and lastly teaches them to value and respect colleagues. It also helps them in keeping fit and encourages one to build goof habits that stays on for life.