Joining a club at World of Enrichment can be intellectually rewarding as well as a great place to socialize and make new friends. Here are some important benefits for enrolling your child in one of our new Clubs:
#1 One great reason for your child to join a club is to get out and do something.When we were school aged children, we spent a lot of time outside, as a general rule. We ran the neighborhood with our friends. Times have changed. Multiple new inside attractions such as numerous cable TV channels, video games, and computers and the internet, are keeping kids inside.
Studies show that children who spend only a couple of hours per week in extracurricular after-school activities are significantly less likely to drop out of school; use tobacco, alcohol or drugs and become teen parents. Spending 5-19 hours per week in after-school activities reduced the risk even further!
It is important that these activities aren’t just time wasters, but are programs that help children develop skills and values and provide them with experiences that mean something to them.
#2 Meet People / Make Friends A club can give your child added opportunities to meet new people and make friends with someone who shares his or her interests. Even within a club, children with similar interests can be very different, giving your child the opportunity to learn to interact with people of all backgrounds.
#3 Learn New Skills Children who participate in a variety of activities are introduced to new skills and given a chance to develop them. As children realize they “can do”, their self-confidence grows.
#5 Plain Old Fun! Whatever the focus, children participate because they enjoy the activities, and sometimes fun is as good a reason as any other to join a club.
Click below for more info and to enroll your child in WOE Clubs to start experiencing these amazing benefits!
Information gathered from http://kidsclubs.about.com/od/joinaclub/a/whyjoin.htm