omg , i was watchin toddlers in tiaras i loooove it! wen i was little i always wanted to take dance , but my parents couldnt afford it for 2 kids , then i got to my tomboy phase but got injured and couldnt do sports , so i never did anything like that as a kid ... me and my bf talked and we're going to make SURE we have the money for our daughter to do dance,voice lessons,and hopefully pagents ... we also would like her to play a sport (we're not going to force , i wanna introduce it and if she dont like it than watever we wont do it, i would never force my child) ... my son is 4 and is enrolling in karate , my daughter is only a month so we're not worried about it now ... so whats ur take on enrolling children in these things?Answer Question
Answer by gramsmom at 4:23 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
I approve. It helps the child develop a notion of what they like and what their talents are. Everything they learn helps them broaden their knowledge base, and the broader the knowledge base, the more they understand and learn. So by all means let the child try out the various activities. Obviously don't overwhelm the child- I've heard of children who had sports after school and then piano and then dance, so choose carefully. And don't let the child drop out right away, give them time to really get into it- when I teach dance (to adults) I suggest that they give it at least three classes - so they can learn the basic moves and then decide if it isn't for them. Every new skill has a learning stage where they learn the basics before getting into the meat of the activity.
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Answer by tha-hawt-mommie at 4:29 PM on Feb. 2, 2009
DS is in karate and a sculpture class, he's also done soccer & football
DD#1 is in dance and an art class, she says she wants to do soccer & basketball when she gets into K
DD#2 is in some Mommy & me classes & swimming All 3 are taking horseback riding lessons (I ride with our youngest.). They love everything they do & they have many options available to them. I won't force it at all, but do think it's necessary for at least 1 activity.
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