AFTER
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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY RELATED TOPICS

5 FUN AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES THAT KEEP KIDS LEARNING

FUN ACTIVITIES

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AFTER-SCHOOL
ACTIVITY




An after-school activity is any organized program which invites youth
to participate outside of the traditional school day. Some programs
are run by a primary or secondary school and some by externally funded
non-profit or commercial organizations.

These after-school youth programs can occur inside a school building or
elsewhere in the community, for instance at a community center, library,
park, etc. These activities are a cornerstone of concerted cultivation,
giving children experience with leadership and dealing with adults. Such
children are believed by proponents to be more successful in later life,
while others consider too many activities to indicate overparenting.


Typical activities


There is a myriad of organized after-school activities, for children and
youth. They can focus on a variety of activities or issues. In some cases,
they do not focus on any of the following:


Sports, including soccer, baseball, scooter racing, hockey, swimming

Performing arts, including dance, drama, ballet, choir, and band

Creative arts, including painting, drawing, crafts

Academic enrichment, including Cramming schools for literacy,
mathematics, etc.

Outdoor education, including Scouting, Girl Guides, Boys' Brigade, Campfire,
4-H, cadets

Financial literacy, including Jump$tart, Junior Achievement, and others.

Extracurricular activities in schools, including DECA, Future Business Leaders
of America into one environment, including community centers, After-School
All-Stars and Boys and Girls Club of America.


After-school activity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After-school_activity



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RELATED
TOPICS




Extracurricular activity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extracurricular_activity

Soccer mom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer_mom

Concerted cultivation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerted_cultivation

Parenting styles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parenting_styles

Slow parenting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_parenting

American Youth Soccer Organization AYSO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AYSO

YMCA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMCA

YWCA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YWCA

After-School All-Stars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After-School_All-Stars

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_%26_Girls_Clubs_of_America

Buildon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buildon

Service-learning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-learning

Learn and Serve America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learn_and_Serve_America



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5 FUN
AFTER SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES
THAT KEEP
KIDS LEARNING




A childís day doesnít end when the final school bell rings. In
fact for many children itís just beginning. Where to go for ideas?
Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school ó and think
outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the brain-challenging to
the just plain fun, here are five after school activities that are
sure to round out your childís day.



1. Sports and Physical Activity

After being cooped up all day, most kids need the opportunity to expel
some of that pent-up physical energy. Whether itís traditional team
sports, non-competitive sports, or disciplines like martial arts or
yoga, children of all interests can find a physical activity that suits
them. Your local YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs (and similar organizations)
will point you in the right direction. TIP: Ask about the opportunity
to sample activities. Many organizations will allow your child to have
one free class/session.



2. Art

Paint is great but your child doesnít need expensive art supplies to begin
his or her life as an artist. Collage, found object art (look in your
recycling bin) and crafting are just a few of the art styles your child can
try out with little more than some glue and scrap paper. EnchantedLearning.com,
while it may look like it's from 1997, is an incredibly robust website that
shows about 1000 things to do with a single piece of paper.



3. Volunteering

Itís never too early to teach your children how good it can feel to give of
themselves. From animal shelters, to community gardens, to homes for the elderly,
volunteering opportunities abound for children of all ages. Check with a school
administrator for opportunities in your area, or just walk right in and say, "How
can we help?"



4. Music

Is there a Bieber-to-be in your household? Well, slow down there. The key to getting
your child interested in music is simplicity. Don't go out and buy a guitar. Instead,
start with a ukulele. Mahalo makes an inexpensive version of the guitar-alternative,
and it's relatively easy to learn! In fact, get a few -- and the whole family can
learn together.



5. Cooking

Your first reaction to enlisting the help of the kids to make dinner might be "Are
you kidding? They'll burn the house down!" but your little ones might just take to
certain tasks. Stick to the basics that are easy to complete: peeling vegetables
with a safety peeler, washing lettuce with a salad spinner, stirring together
ingredients. It's very possible that the vegetables they've shunned might become a
possibility if they are involved in the prep work. Check out sites like Kids in the
Kitchen and All Recipes for recipes that are both easy to make, and kids will like.



5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning
http://tsminteractive.com/5-fun-after-school-activities-that-keep-kids-learning/?trackback=tsmclip



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FUN
ACTIVITIES




Teach Your Child About the Five Senses
http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-about-the-five-senses/

Teach Your Child to Be A Good Listener
http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-to-be-a-good-listener/

Teach Your Child Yoga
http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-yoga/

Teach Your Child How to Use Sign Language
http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-how-to-use-sign-language/

Teach Your Child How to Dance
http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-how-to-dance/



Teach Kids How
http://www.teachkidshow.com/




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AFTER
SCHOOL
ACTIVITY
LINKS




After School Activities
http://www.ehow.com/parenting/children/after-school-activities/

After-School Activities
http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/seasonal/fall/after-school-activities.htm

After-School Activities
http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=after-school-activities#sthash.SOY4UoiQ.dpuf

After-school Activities
http://www.essentialmomwestchester.com/category/schoolaged/afterschoolactivities/

After School Activities
http://activeafterschool.ca/ontario/activites

After School Activities & Adventures
http://www.pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/after-school-activities-adventures/

After School Activities & Tips
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/afterschool/activities/

Afterschool Alliance
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/

The After-School Corporation
http://www.tascorp.org/

After-School Games
http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/seasonal/fall/after-school-games.htm

After-School Games
http://www.thechildrensinitiative.org/games.htm

After-School Programs
http://www.childcare-resources.net/after_school_programs.html

After-school provider Directory for after-school activities in the UAE
http://afterschool.ae

Best Bets for After School
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/extracurricular-activities/best-bets-after-school

Center for Afterschool Education
http://www.caceafterschool.org/

Character Education
http://www.servicelearning.org/instant_info/hot_topics/after-school/index.php

Kid Activities.net
http://www.kidactivities.net/

National Institute on Out-of-School Time
http://www.niost.org/

Out-of-School Time
http://www.hfrp.org/out-of-school-time

Way 2 Success Learning Systems
http://www.way2success.in/

Willamette After School
http://www.willametteafterschool.com/





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Difference Between
http://www.differencebetween.info/




Education.com
http://www.education.com/




Academic Educational Encyclopedia
http://academickids.com/




Nick Jr.
http://www.nickjr.com/




Highlights Kids.com
http://www.highlightskids.com/




TeAch-nology.com
http://www.teach-nology.com/




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