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what extra activities do you have for grade school kids? school year and summer?


Asked by LavenderRose10 at 6:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • During the school year my daughter takes several dance classes. She also just started taking swimming lessons and she is in an Easter play at church. During the summer we don't do dance so that she gets a break to hang out with her friends and play outside. Also we aren't tied down if we want to take a weekend trip or go camping, to the waterpark, etc.

    Answer by Kylie819 at 3:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • During the school year they play sports after school with our base's youth center. They play soccer for 2 seasons a year, and basketball for one season. Then in the summer, we have NO additional activities. We spend our summers going to the lake, the base pool, and just hanging out at home relaxing.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 12:46 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • My daughter is 9 now, but she has been involved with Girl Scouts since she was 5. That is during the school year and only twice a month. She has also recently taken up dance class once a week. And she also goes to a girls church class twice a month. As far as sports, she's not interested. And during the summer she usually spends a couple weeks with her grandparents and they will travel and go to amusement parks and the pool and things like that. When she is home we go to the Library once a week as well as go to the beach as a family and do stuff with friends.

    Answer by KJ421 at 3:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • My daughter, first grade, is involved in competitve cheer year round. It's an 11 month season plus 2 weeks of clinics. She doesn't do much else because it's so tme consuming. She did play basketball this year through school, but it was only a 6 week season.
    My son, in second grade, rotates through the seasonal sports. He's asked to try tennis so he'll do that this summer as well as a summer basketball camp.
    During the summer, we hang out at the pool as much as possible so we don't add a ton of activities.

    Answer by indymom22 at 9:08 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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