7 extra-curricular activities for my child

Like all parents, you want to offer your toddler the best possible environment to awaken and develop all his abilities. Here are 7 activities that could help.

7 extra-curricular activities for my child
7 extra-curricular activities for my child

No question of course to overload his schedule by enrolling him in 10 different activities! He needs calm, time to do nothing but dream and rest. However, one or two events will allow him to broaden his discoveries to other horizons than the house, his nanny, the crèche or the school. You choose.

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1) Plastic arts (from the nursery)

Driving License:

Concentration: ++

Imagination-creativity: +++

Sensitivity: +++

What it will bring: much sensory pleasure! What’s more exciting than smearing a sheet with paint or kneading clay? Artistic creation is often a great way for a child to exteriorize emotions a bit bulky. On the cognitive level, he also acquires basic knowledge about shapes, colors, and volumes. Moreover, of course, he fine-tunes his fine motor skills by learning how to handle pencils and brushes.

2) The circus (from 4-5 years old)

Motorcycle: +++

Concentration: ++

Imagination-creativity: +++

Sensitivity: ++

What this will do for you: this circus activity allows your child to work out his / her overall motor skills and coordinate his or her gestures, situate his body in space, gain self-confidence by discovering his physical abilities, overcome certain apprehensions and push back its limits. However, what difference at the bottom with the toddler gym? The capital, the objects of the circus are supports that trigger his imagination. This is what makes this activity very attractive.

3) The musical awakening (from 3 years)

Driving License:

Concentration: +++

Imagination-creativity: ++

Sensitivity: +++

What it will bring: your child will build everything he will need if he is going to practice a musical instrument later: mastering the gesture (pinching a string, blowing in a flute, etc.), the capacities of listening, attention, and patience. Research in psychology has also established that children with regular music practice developed not only their brains of emotions but also that of intellect and cognitive abilities. Moreover, then singing with your toddler is surely within your reach!

4) Gardening (from 3 years)

Driving License:

Concentration: ++

Imagination-creativity: ++

Sensitivity: +++

What it will bring: a garden is always a soothing place, away from the noises of the city, where your child will be able to come into contact with nature. At such a workshop, a toddler realizes that what he eats comes from the earth. That a garden is alive, that we must respect the plants that are there. Moreover, as he has permission to touch the ground, to put his hands in it: he understands that contrary to what he could believe, the earth is not dirty!

5) Infant swimmers (up to 4 years)

Driving License:

Concentration: +

Imagination-creativity: +

Sensitivity: ++

What it will bring: in the water, a toddler has great motor possibilities, richer in any case than in a terrestrial frame, especially if he does not know how to walk yet or is a beginner walker. Worn by armbands or held under his armpits by his parents, he can move freely, experimenting different positions of his body in space. He learns to know his body better, how he can use it. He tames the aquatic element, reassured by the presence of his parents.

6) The Toddler Gym (3- 5 years)

Motorcycle: +++

Concentration: ++

Imagination-creativity: ++

Sensitivity: +++

What it will bring: from 4 years, children attend the activity without dad or mom. Throwing, catching, jumping, climbing, crossing, rolling in on itself: as many motor actions as the little child will acquire and perfect in a gymnastics workshop. In a way, he pre-cable for the sports he will practice later! But this activity goes beyond the sole motor aspect. It allows to work social skills (to accept that the other one is in my team, to submit to the rules of the game, to listen to the instructions, to learn to lose).

7) Theatrical awakening (from 3-4 years)

Driving License:

Concentration: +++

Imagination-creativity: +++

Sensitivity: ++

What it will bring: between 3 and 5 years, we do not make children work on diction or memory, it would represent too much effort. We start with their imagination: for example, they draw a dragon and then play the character by inventing a story. They learn concentration (because they have to repeat a lot to improve), responsibility (one is not in the playground, one does not do anything, one plays for an audience) and finally solidarity ( we are part of a small troupe and we work together to build a nice show).

 

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