Help Your Child With Extra-Curricular Activities From Home
Education is not just about school subjects. The extracurricular activities offered in the school, or through external classes, help round the child’s education.
With virtual classrooms being the new normal at present, children aren’t able to head out for participating in extracurricular activities. Here’s looking at what they can do instead, or how they can keep up with their preferred activity in a different way.
Whether it is singing or playing a musical instrument, this inculcates discipline, focus and dedication in a child. While physically attending classes might not start in the near future, there are virtual classes available like at Shankar Mahadevan Academy website where you can partake in myriad options in vocal, instruments, etc.
The Music Class is yet another option for a virtual musical classroom. It is a global music education program that aims at enhancing a child’s music development during the initial years of life.
So, if you have a toddler at home, this will keep him or her entertained while learning about music – all while using things available at home!
Sports is a little tougher to be able to do from home unless it’s a game like chess. If your child is involved with physical games like tennis, cricket, football, badminton, etc., and cannot go to the ground or courts for it, it might seem tougher to help out. But there are other ways.
Ensure they do a physical activity like running inside the compound or even up and down the stairs a certain number of times. Ensure stretches are done before and after the activity. This way, fitness will not be hindered because of the break caused by the lockdown and pandemic.
Get them also to see and analyse games online to be able to understand how others play and what they can learn from it. There are online weekend classes like the one Gurgaon-based Sanjeet Sen, an AIFF-certified football coach and Product Marketing Lead at Microsoft India, takes for young footballers.
This is one that can be practised from anywhere. If the dance teacher is doing virtual classes, great. But if not, you can request them to share pre-shot videos that the children can follow. Or go online for the videos.
You’ll find many, many videos of dancers and dance teachers across the world showing how to dance for students at different levels, from beginners to advanced students. Ensure the child does the proper stretches before and after dancing.
Videos can also be seen to understand the different nuances of the dance and see how people across the world learn the dance. There are many online classes now available for different dancing styles across the country.
As long as you have the basics in hand – like paper, pencil, eraser, etc. – art can be done anywhere! From online classes to live workshops, there are many options available to learn and practice art.
The art teachers will also aid in showing how the children can use readily available materials for art if they can’t access different types of paints or materials. Many art classes are being held across the country. Here are some that your child might enjoy.