While there are many people out there that say negative things about sports in schools, this type of school program does a lot of good for kids. Not only do these kinds of hobbies offer them fun and structure, but they also learn discipline and how to follow orders and work with a time. They help develop well rounded children.
Not only will your children learn something new and fun, but these hobbies also offer them something to keep them out of trouble and offer them something to do outside of school. There adventures in these hobbies could even lead to a future career for them depending on how much they like it and how well they do.
Many little girls, and even some little boys, dream of being a ballerina from a very young age. Getting your child dance lessons, whether it is ballet or some other form of dance, can give them the fitness that they need for good health, and it definitely teaches them discipline.
People in the ballet need to be of a slender build and they need to be able to move smoothly. That means discipline when it comes to food and even fitness. Plus, they need to spend a lot of time practicing.
Martial arts not only teaches children discipline, but it gives them defensive training in case they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation. In this day and age of stranger danger announcements on social media children definitely need to know how to protect themselves in the case of possible abduction.
Children who suffer from bullying can also benefit from this type of hobby and training. Not so that they can beat up their bullies, but because it gives them more confidence to deal with being bullied.
Though many schools are turning to pay-to-play sports, it can be worth the cost to parents for their children to have something so great to do with their free time. Children learn to cooperate and work well together. Plus, if they are good at sports they have the chance of getting college scholarships and turning to a career in sports.
Even if a career in basketball isn’t in their future, they will still learn a lot, and they will get a lot of healthy exercise as well.
Choir Or Band
For the child that has a great singing voice, or those that wish they did, choir can be a great group to join. If they prefer to play an instrument, band may be the best place for them. Both teach children a great talent and discipline.
Both can also take your children on trips to other schools and even to championships if they go to a school with a great band or choir team. It’s fun, and it gives them a hobby they can take with them into adulthood.