Extracurricular activities are like an important part of curriculum in a student's life which helps in overall personality development of a kid. In fact nowadays, an additional subject is added to the senior secondary or high school course i.e. Physical education. Apart from this, students have additional subjects to learn like music, drawing, calligraphy writing, English speaking, & many more.
These special activities help a child in his proper growth & development, his work stamina increases, becomes all-rounder in school activities. Science Students generally shows interest in sports activities because it helps them relieving their stress from studies. It has been noticed & statistics says that most of the engineering students are involved in music related activities like, playing guitar, singing, listening to music, etc. as it is said "Music Is The Best Stress Reliever" which keeps a student away from frustrated. Here we are discussing some of the benefits attached with getting involved in extracurricular activities.
Benefits of Extracurricular Activities
"¢ Best stress reliever, I must say. At least you think about other choices in life apart from studies.
"¢ An extracurricular activity leads to Diversification of interest level.
"¢ If indulge in sports, it will increase your work stamina & pace of performing any task, either in games or studies.
"¢ Better understanding of punctuality
"¢ Getting involved in any curricular activity will result in better dedication towards work
"¢ These kinds of activities are very important in student's social wellbeing.
"¢ Students who are involved in sports are healthier as compared to a child who sits & just studies.
"¢ An extracurricular activity enhances academic performance.
"¢ It helps in Growing commitment to work.
"¢ You'll get to assess yourself about what you are good at.
"¢ You can make your career in your hobby also.
"¢ An extracurricular activity makes you more creative & expressive.
With the help of following ways you can turn your kids getting involved in Extra-curricular activities:
a) Peer group support- It's a general mentality of a kid that he gets himself involved in all those activities in which his social group is also involved. So he should always try & make friends who shares common interest.
b) Getting inspired by parents- Mostly kids grab the qualities of their parents, so if their parents were also involved in such kind of acts, kids' gets fascinated with it & tends to become the same or do the same.
c) Boost up your kid for more participation- As a parent, encourage your child to participate more in sports or extra activities. Tell him the benefits of taking part in various sports events or cultural events.
d) Sit & talk with your kid about his interests- If you feel your child is getting confused about his interests, sit with him, have a chat about his likes & dislikes, direct him towards selecting the right activity which can fulfill his likes & make him happy as well.
e) Creating a free & scheduled environment- Do not restrict your child by keeping him inside a shell, give him a little freedom so that he can take his own decisions about choosing such inspiring co-curricular activities.
f) Share positive experiences of your extracurricular acts- Feel free to share your good experiences of previously being a part of extracurricular activities. This will create a positive image of participation in the minds of children & they will understand the concept of taking part in such activities, in a better manner.
Nowadays, Most of the college universities seek for such kind of students who are equally talented in extracurricular activities with studies. Once your child gets involved in extracurricular activities, results can be easily seen. You'll be close to more fitness, energetic & happy stress less life.