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Why After-School Programs are Essential for Your Child's Development and Safety

Posted By admin     January 13, 2023     996 views    

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"Why After-School Programs are Essential for Your Child's Development and Safety"


 

When children are up to their gills with the learning and sports activities in school, it may seem unnecessary to enroll them in after-school activities. However, the growing popularity of after-school programs shows that there is a real need for these programs. The unavailability of parental supervision is the leading cause of the surge in after-school programs. Many children spend about 20-25 hours a week unsupervised and alone at home, and this can lead to negative consequences such as drug abuse, alcohol, tobacco, and crime.

Safety and Protection
Safety and protection during after-school hours are also major concern. Crime is considered to be at its peak during these hours, between 3-4 p.m. By encouraging children to participate in group activities, we can provide a safe and protected environment for them. Additionally, group activities can also help to keep children out of trouble and provide a sense of community.

Combatting Obesity
Obesity is another growing concern, and after-school programs can help to combat this issue. Many children become couch potatoes after school, relaxing on the sofa with packets of chips, cool drinks, or chocolates while they watch TV. An after-school program can ensure that the child shakes off their lethargy and keeps themselves busy. This also helps to reduce the child’s fascination for TV and computer games.

Promoting Social Awareness and Responsibility
After-school activities that promote social awareness can also help to develop the individual’s sense of social responsibility. These programs not only keep kids out of trouble but also help to produce responsible citizens. They are valuable building blocks in a child’s personality.

Meeting the Needs of Modern Parents
Modern parents are increasingly encouraging their children to excel in academics as well as in other activities. This may be a reflection of the parent’s unfulfilled desire to excel – a remnant from their own childhood. After-school programs can provide children with the opportunity to explore their passions, make new friends, and develop new skills.

Conclusion:
However, with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming for parents to find the right after-school program for their child. That's where activefunkids.com comes in. We provide a comprehensive list of after-school activities, programs, and events that are tailored

 

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