Benefits of Extracurricular Activities
Any structured activity your child participates in outside his or her regular school classes and activities is considered an extracurricular activity. Any extracurricular, from sports and clubs to music and drama, can have a positive effect on your child’s growth and development. Studies have shown involvement in activities outside the normal school curriculum has a positive effect on student’s behavior, grades, and character development.
Students who choose to be involved in extracurricular activities consistently show an increased sense of responsibility, self-discipline, and focus. The presence of another adult influence (a coach, instructor, or director) helps students develop a better sense of self and gives them the opportunity to interact with another positive influence. The attention, supervision, and guidance students receive as they participate in these activities leads to higher self-esteem and self-confidence.
Higher grades and a positive attitude toward school is another effect that extracurricular activities have on students. Those factors lead to higher graduation rates, and, in fact, involvement in athletic programs can reduce the drop-out rate among high-school students by as much as 40 percent.
Studies have shown that involvement in extracurricular and community activities teaches students leadership, organization, problem-solving, time management, teamwork, and responsibility. For these reasons, it might be time to encourage your child to get involved in an extracurricular activity they are interested in. If your child has expressed interest in martial arts, contact us today for information on ways to get him or her enrolled.
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