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What extracurricular activities are your kids involved in?

  • yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    Just curious! :)

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  • vivnoles
    vivnoles
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    My older two both do soccer. My daughter is taking violin lessons, she just started but my husband’s mom is paying for it and she wants to do it, so I said why not! My older son is in a class at the local aquarium where they let kids come and do things at the aquarium that you can’t normally do, such as feeding the fish behind the scenes. He loves it and it is really educational!

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    Nothing! He goes to school 4 mornings a week. Fridays and weekends we like to go out somewhere different. The rest of the time is the very important free play time. :)

    Summer, he’ll have swim lessons, daily walks to the park, and lots of visits to the zoo and outdoor transportation museum. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough time during the school year for extra activities, but summer break is the perfect opportunity to try out something new.

    Magster
    Magster
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    Vivnoles, that aquarium class sounds awesome!!

    Morgan, age 8, is in the running/fitness club at school two days a week. We also go to the library once a week for Reading to Rover. And we’ve been looking into her starting a mixed martial arts class, probably this spring after running club ends. She’s very excited for that!

    vivnoles
    vivnoles
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    Magster, it is! We pay $25 ANNUALLY for the once-a-week class plus free aquarium admission for him and one parent whenever he wants it!

    How does your Morgan like the running club? What all do they do in it? My husband wants to get my daughter into running, but I think she’s kind of young, she turned 6 in January. My husband and I are both big runners, though :)

    Momkey
    Momkey
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    My daughter is 5! I want to start running with her once the weather warms up! She likes to run, so why not apply it! Just have to take breaks when she needs it, or do short runs until she is ready for longer ones! Obviously, we will start it out as walking!

    Magster
    Magster
    Keymaster

    She really likes it! They do timed running and jogging, and play games. I think it’s similar to p.e. class. Plus they get to wear pedometers and log how many steps they take while there. I’m just happy she has something physical to do! This frigid winter has made regular physical activity a bit difficult.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Right now they go to a kids’ gym class. I’m also starting them in swim classes again soon, and in the fall we’ll do soccer.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    Vivnoles, I agree that the aquarium thing, especially for that price, sounds like a great deal and a fun time!!!

    My oldest is pretty shy so she isn’t currently involved in anything but she is considering gymnastics, art classes or horse riding lessons.

    My middle one is outgoing. She tried ballet last summer but then decided on gymnastics and has been in that since August. I hope she sticks with it through her entire childhood.

    The youngest is still too little for anything. :)

    Momkey
    Momkey
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    Yellowwatts-how old is your daughter? The park district has activities for all ages! The very young toddlers one parent has to be there! My daughter took dance and tumbling when she was 3 and 4! I don’t want to over fill her schedule! She is in Kindergarten, I want her to be able to have some play time at home, or where ever we decide to take her for play! I may decide to sign her up for something in the summer, but I am not sure yet!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    Sorry just saw this Momkey! I have three girls. One is 6, one is 4.5 and one is 2.5. The youngest could do swimming and maybe a couple more things but I meant she is too young to pick out something to do and do it without us being involved. :)

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    Ok, glad there are some things you could do with her!

    ducklings
    ducklings
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    We have Juliana (4) in gymnastics and Madeleine (6) just started figure skating classes.

    Juliana has done karate in the past. Mad has done gymnastics, ballet, rock climbing, soccer, and karate. Which makes me wonder.. Is there a point where you should say “stick with it”? We’ve been letting her try what she wants but I’m wondering if there is a time, and if so, when that time would be, to focus on one or two things. Thoughts?

    Momkey
    Momkey
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    That’s a good question ducklings! I just thought that maybe I would let my daughter try what ever she wants, and figured that if she likes it well enough, she would just want to continue with it! But then the other side to that coin is, if I don’t make her stick to it, later she may come to me and say, “Mom, I wish you made me stick with ________ when I was a child!” That is a thought!

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