After-School Activities

How Do You Find the Perfect Kids Activity?

Do you think it’s tough to find the right activity for your child?

Helping you find after-school kids activities for your child

Of course you do! That’s why I, Activana, am here to help, right? Right! So I’d like to say: Finding the perfect kids activity for your brood is like getting dressed in the dark. You’re either great, or in black-and-green checks with a matching polka-dotted tie. But fear not! I, Activana, have arrived to make your life easier, for I can relate.

My Own Kids Activity Story

Lo, a story: I remember when my parents had their share of issues trying to find the perfect activity for me. They were always trying to decide between the violin and aquaggaswack, or obsessing over getting me into the very finest claymation classes. (You know, the ones with the IQ tests for kids in preschool, where they make you recreate Michaelangelo’s David in red Play-Doh.)

So, I know that it takes a lot of time to pick out the perfect thing for your child to do. Whether it’s the perfect kids activityor not, my mom always thought it was better than Angry Birds and Nerf Gun battles taking over my time and our living room. She had heard horror stories of how hard it was to peel away a kid from these, so she was hell-bent on “engaging my time in a constructive way”.

So did she pick the perfect thing for me? I really wasn’t all that into the violin, so a few years later I decided to switch to the aquaggaswack.

Experiment to Find The Right Activity for Your Child

There’s no harm in experimenting. If your child loves what you’ve picked out, great! You’ve hit a bullseye in the dark! Now sit back and enjoy some strawberry lemonade with a lime wedge and umbrella (which your son promptly made upon coming back from a cooking class). Good job!

But, assuming not all of us are the perfect marksmen, what if your little girl DOESN’T like the Muay Thai Kickboxing class you signed her up for? Well, that’s okay! Find out why. Does the teacher kick too easy? Do her opponents underestimate her? What now? Look for a different kickboxing class that has a different philosophy. One that doesn’t underestimate the raw power that your daughter’s 50-pound frame emanates. Or she might be the peaceful sort who thinks using birds as ammunition, despite how angry they look, is very violent. Maybe she even looks down as Oriental kickboxing as barbaric. Then ask her if she’d be interested in trying out Chinese brush painting or building robots at the LEGO mindstorm club.

Keep At It

It does take a lot of time and patience to find the right activity for your child – you’re growing, exploring, and bonding right alongside your kid as they discover their interests and passions. It’s a lot of trial and error. But once you decide on the type of kids activity, I at least want to take the burden of finding the right class off your head. I want to make it easier for you to find the class your friends recommend and one that fits your schedule and price. You can leave that to me! Here’s wishing you the very best for your child-raising adventures!