At some point or another, every child needs a break from the demands of school and learning to enjoy some fun and less mentally challenging activities. That is why although we maintain an educational, nurturing environment in our facilities, we also offer extracurricular activities for your child as well. Extracurricular activities are an important part of the development of children, as they offer a massive list of benefits. Some of the main benefits include:
- Improved academic performance
- Higher self-esteem
- Increased social opportunities
- Ability to explore interests
- Productive breaks from schooling
- Physical benefits (for select activities)
- Development of life skills (problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, communication, etc.)
Ultimately, extracurricular activities provide more opportunities for your child to learn and grow, while they take a much-needed, fun break from the more serious pace of learning and school.
Extracurricular Activities We Offer in Raleigh
Here at Primary Beginnings in Raleigh, extracurricular activities that provide physical fitness and further motor development are considered extremely important to us. Below are just a couple examples of how we encourage extracurricular activities.
Did you know that yoga is a wonderful way to enhance your mental clarity whilst elongating your muscles and increasing flexibility? For one, yoga practice can help you balance your metabolism and even increase your respiration. Additionally, yoga reduces the risk of injury and improves athletic ability in both children and adults. As you may already know, yoga has been practiced for centuries as a way to reduce stress and is a great way to slow down your daily life so you don’t feel overwhelmed. When children are developing, they encounter stress in various ways such as school work, navigating friendships, and potentially dealing with the complications of family matters such as divorce. At such a young age, children don’t have the coping mechanisms to properly deal with difficult circumstances. This is why practices like yoga which incorporates deep breathing exercises, will help children work through problematic and stressful situations and in a healthy way. At Primary Beginnings, our team is dedicated to your child’s success and wants to foster their development in positive ways. One way we can achieve this is through yoga practice which weekly for children ages 2 and up.
Spanish is an exciting language to learn, and it has many benefits. For one, Spanish is one of the easier languages to learn. If you want your child to learn a second language, it’s important to introduce them to a new language early in the developmental stage. This is because for the first 8 years of their life, children are learning to speak through observation and repetition. If you think back to your elementary school days, you might recall that you learned through songs and games your teacher introduced you to. By singing to songs and playing educational games on a consistent basis, you were able to learn that song or game and apply it to your educational learning program. Learning a new language works in a very similar way. By practicing speaking Spanish words through songs and games, your child will begin to associate words with their meaning and grasp the Spanish language in little to no time. To that end, Primary Beginnings offers weekly Spanish classes for children ages 2 and up. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our class offerings and structure.
Need A Fun, Productive Environment for Your Child? Call Today!
Here at Primary Beginnings Child Development Center in Raleigh, our team highly values and understands the importance of both extracurricular activities and physical fitness. That is why we do whatever it takes to ensure that your child is not only in an educational, nurturing environment but also apart of beneficial extracurricular activities that further development and promote health and wellness. After all, your child’s health and development are thoroughly considered and important to our team members. For more information about our extracurricular activities or to schedule a tour of our child development centers in Raleigh, call us today at 919.790.6888 or fill out the form below.