We all love the fact that children are such unique and different individuals, and the balance between nature and nurture is often something that many of us must ponder over!
And because of these unique and wonderful differences we aim to provide you with a really varied choice in kids activities, kids programmes and kids camps for you to choose from.
You only have to think about all amazing life-skills that your children are developing through these exra curricular activities to see why they are so valuable on so many different levels. We have talked about decision making skills, confidence and self-esteem in the last two blogs and now we are going to explore social skills.
Perhaps, the classroom may sometimes seem a little structured, and a little restrictive in terms allowing the children to develop social skills. And there is good reason why, but this is where holiday camps and before and after school activities can make the world of difference to your little one’s socialisation.
With most extra-curricular activities there are less boundaries and so children can interact more freely with each other. Through this freedom, still within a somewhat controlled environment, they are able to explore and experiment with their socialisation skills. They are also allowed to fail and then learn from their failures, which are all vital experiences for them.
These situations really give the kids a chance to get to know themselves in relation to others. And because the environment is naturally more relaxed, often the children are more relaxed. It’s easier for them to be more social and to start to connect with other children who enjoy the same things as they do. This can lead to developing a sense of belonging, which has to be good in this ever-changing world that we live in.
Of course we cannot negate the fact that these skills can be learnt at school, in the classroom, but for some kids, they are more easily learnt outside the classroom.