Kids nowadays differ a lot compared to kids a few years back. Kids these days are mostly accustomed to technology, so as early as 3yrs old, they’re already playing with computers or a PSP or an iPhone. These gadgets might be beneficial for their development in one way or another, but it still lacks the development that they can get on doing activities where they can learn and improve their personal development.
First off, what do I mean by personal development. What I’m talking about here is the physical, emotional, mental and social development that kids can achieve by participating in different activities. Introducing kids to different recreational activities can hone their talent and at the same time enjoy and have fun.
Here are some recreational activities that can be exercised by kids. Technology can still be a great way to do this extra-curricular activities, but the point is, it’s not just games that are being done by kids.
1. Enrolling in sports. There are lots of sports clinic that offers classes for kids such as swimming, basketball and taekwondo. Engaging in sports will develop one’s physical strenght and helps in increasing the children’s social skills.
2. Learning to play the guitar. Taking guitar lessons can develop one’s eye and hand coordination. Plus this is a good way to challenge a kid to hone his/her skill. Nowadays, you can have online guitar lessons so this can also be done at the comfort of one’s home.
3. Learning how to ride a bike. Biking is a good exercise both for kid and adults alike. And in biking, kids can develop their sense of balance plus discipline.