These after school programs are usually recreational but educational activities wherein the children enrolled are developed both physically and mentally. Knowing a lot of things at a young age may prove to be advantageous for a young child. For example, the seedling of any kind of plant. As a seedling is still in the early years of its life, it will be easier to control or dictate the form that the seedling will grow into. This is practically the same case as that of a young child.
The best time to help develop the character of a child is as early as preschool or kindergarten as a later time might prove to be too difficult. 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. Career and future dreams of the children can be better achieved if a parent would willingly send their own child to after school programs during these early years. 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.
There are three main categories or kinds of after school activities wherein you can enroll your children, these are, education, recreation, and community service. Community services might be a bit too much for a young child, so it would be better to have a child enrolled in educational and recreational activities first, and once a little older, community service may follow. In this type of arrangement, both the memory and the sense of responsibility of a young child will be prepared upon entering their college years.
Once a child participates in after school programs, specifically educational and recreational activities, their memory and concentration, as well as their other aspects, are greatly developed. Improving and enhancing these aspects at an early year is still feasible especially since it is during these years that these aspects are very strong. 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. Another advantage in these after school activities is that the children can also learn more about various subjects like science, math, grammar, and even vocabulary among others. The child may also pick up hobbies or sports in these after school programs that would help them become more skilful.