These after school programs are usually recreational but educational activities wherein the children enrolled are developed both physically and mentally. It is important to note that even at a young age, children should also be able to know a lot of things. 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. Time will be on the side of the parents in this early years because young children have a lighter academic load in school. Schools usually discuss basic lessons in these earlier years in the academe, therefore, children will have more time to pariticpate in after school activities. 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. Another good thing about this is that a child will learn to be independent from their parent, thereby avoiding too much pampering and spoiling but at the same time, keep the child in check and 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. 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. It is worth taking note that these aspects are very strong during the early years of childhood and these can still be better improved and developed. Similar to exercising to improve the physical health of a person, the after school programs help improve the mental capacities of a child.
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.