Parenting: School Clubs and Elective Subject for Children

School Clubs and Elective Subject for Young Children

​Now that school season has begun (in the Philippines), aside from academic subjects students have to deal with extra curricular activities to expose themselves and unleash their innermost interest and talent. Being a parent of a 6 years old, I support my grade schooler by guiding her to every decision she makes. It’s not high school where they can enter any club or choose electives out of predicament or by influence from a group of friends.​

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Parenting: School Clubs and Elective Subject for Children

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For young children joining school clubs or electives is a way to learn the basic skills by niche and socialize with peers.

How to choose elective subject for your child

  1. Ask the child’s top 3 interests, if there are 10 elective subjects to choose from let them prioritize the top 3 choices.
  2. Encourage children to re-think (analyze) about the talent they possess. Sometimes children get too excited that they all want to do things at the same time.
  3. As a parent, you know your child’s potential well. Make them understand the situation by comparing the talents vs. interest.
  4. Children like fun activities, reminding them that all the options given will ensure a fun-filled experience.
  5. Different strokes for different folks. Parents get overly hype that they want the child to enroll in almost any given activity.
  6. Inspire your child to have a liking for musical instruments, dance or performing arts. Music in any form heals and enhances intelligence.
  7. Energize your child to join an athletic-related pastime. Sports promote good health, competitiveness and camaraderie. There’s even yoga for kids for those who are not fit to extreme sports
  8. Motivate your child to express itself through cognitive writing by writing short stories and poems, they might be our future authors.
  9. If a child enjoys cooking games over apps, why not enroll her to culinary class for kids.
  10. Ecology electives are now taught for young children, very timely to educate them about the proper ways to protect mother Earth.
  11. From among the 5 categories  above (and other options not mentioned), your child will have the probability to excel in 3 to 5 fields of interest. The most recommendable action to take is to let the child be exposed to different fields for a given period of time. Say this school year the child chooses Dance Club. Then in summer, enroll her in 2 to 3 summer activities like swimming, violin lessons or swimming lessons. The next school year, join the Glee club or Arts and Crafts, etc. In that way, the child maximizes time and enjoys their childhood.

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