Afterschooling: What it means for your child
Often when the parents fail to impart necessary knowledge to a child, they find a way of learning themselves. Whilst there might have been generations built on this principle, this
Often when the parents fail to impart necessary knowledge to a child, they find a way of learning themselves. Whilst there might have been generations built on this principle, this method is not practical. In an age full of so much information you want to have as much control as possible to what your child is exposed to during their formative stages. This can be particularly difficult if they are enrolled in the traditional form of school. In recent years however parents have taken matters into their own hands. Through avenues such as afterschooling, parents are able to regulate the information and skills their kids are exposed to.
What is afterschooling?
Afterschooling at heart refers to supplementing your child’s education beyond school hours. This means letting your child learn other things – in addition to or beyond school. This could be a variety of things. Starting from issues you feel might have been skimmed over in school or life lessons like budgeting and saving. This could also double up as a means to encourage interest- based learning.
For example if your child wants to learn music and its not taught in school, this is a good place to start. All these lessons can be structured in a curriculum-like set up with assignments and even class projects. Ultimately the goal is for the parents to help the children in areas they are struggling with and maximize their potential in areas they are talented.
Benefits of afterschooling
Afterschooling requires that you spend a lot of time with your child. As a result you get to know your child’s personality, their likes and dislikes. This enables you as a parent to create an environment for them to thrive in growing up and in later life.
For kids with learning differences, afterschooling takes off the pressure of competing in a class and thus makes learning more fun.
It is inevitable that children will always seek to learn new skills and explore the world around them. As such, afterschooling provides a safe structure to do all this under supervision. These programs also double as an exercise in restraint for the kids . This is because the kids get to do what they love but in a controlled setting.