What's the most extracurricular activities a homeschooled child should be involved in? Talking about things like team sports, art or music lessons, dance/gymnastics, etc. I know it depends on the child's age and temperament, the specifics of the activities, and the overall picture... but just in general: what, in your opinion, is Not Enough, Too Much, and Just Right?
Do you find that you feel a need to push your children to participate in these activities, or that they tend to want to overschedule themselves and you feel a need to help them prioritize and set limits?
Just curious! (And I put extracurricular in quotation marks because in our lives, nothing is curricular to begin with... and everything is. But it's a handy word for conveying a certain group of outside activities of a non-academic nature.)
Um... it's all about balance.... Academics/Extra-Curricular/Family/ Indep. Play time. and what they childrens interests are. I'd chart it out and see how much time is spent on each, which are the most imp. (Family, Academic, and Indep. Play for me) and then go from there, taking in childrens input (regardless of age but weighing as appropiate for that child) and then see how i feel. Children and families are all diff. so what is right for one is not nec. right for the other. If you are homeschooling chances are that you don't need to spend as much time on academics as someone who is at school b/c there is closer attention plus you can do more integration. So you have more time for "extra" activities. I'd also look at all the activities and look for a mix of Indiv/Team, Arts, Music, Diff. skills, etc. etc.
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My home-schooled kid are 3 & almost 5, and right now in nothing except hanging with mommy, daddy, the occasional library story hour and church classes Sunday morning. Some of the things I have thought about getting them involved in (maybe only 1 per kid at a time) have been horseback riding (havent found anyone giving lessons), dance for my dd (still too young tho in my opinion), sports, AWANA (none in our area), Frontier Girls and I forget the boys one (too young still), and music (too young in my opinion)
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