One of the most common reasons that parents enroll their children in after school programs is to make sure that the children are kept out of trouble while helping with the overall development of the child through educational and recreational activities. It is important to note that even at a young age, children should also be able to know a lot of things. Taking into context is a seedling of a tree or any plant for that matter. Compared to a full grown plant, a seedling can be easily bent or even shaped into whatever a person desires as a full grown plant will no longer be as flexible. This is practically the same case as that of a young child.
Starting early, like during preschool and kindergarten, is the best practice in helping a child develop and create their own characters. One factor that it would be easier to develop children at such a young age is because they have more time as compared to adults. The academic load for these early years are usually composed of basic lesson and therefore will not be too hard for the children. As parents, this is the ideal moment to have their children sent to after school programs because these programs can prove to be vital for a child to achieve their dreams. Sometimes parents tend to pamper and spoil their children too much, and these after school programs will help limit that while keeping the children away from trouble.
Educational activities, recreational activities, and community service are the three categories of after school programs from which a parent can choose from. A good start would be enrolling your child in educational and recreational activities and community service can be accomplished once your child grows up so the child can better participate in these community services. This set up would help develop the memory as well as the sense of responsibility of a child before entering tertiary education.
The development of memory, concentration, among others, is best made once a child participates in after school programs, specifically educational and recreational activities. Remember that these aspects of a child are its peak during these years and may still be enhanced and developed as the years go by. The mental aspects of a young child is developed and improved in this activities the same way muscles are improved during exercise sessions.
There are parents who think that educational activities are enough for a child, there are however, other parents who beg to differ and believe that educational, as well as recreational activities are necessary. Not only that, but children also learn more about various topics in the sciences, mathematics, grammar, reading, among others. The child may also pick up hobbies or sports in these after school programs that would help them become more skilful.