Children of all ages benefit from extracurricular activities. They can help children to develop socially, emotionally, scholastically and physically. Activities increase a child's confidence levels and teach them responsibility and discipline.
They can help children to build on their specific interests and fine-tune skills, which can help to develop hobbies. These hobbies, in turn, can pave the way for their future goals, dreams, activities and, in some cases, career.
Children in school further benefit by being involved in activities. It helps them to increase their social skills and make and maintain friends with like interests. Juggling activities with schoolwork even at a young age typically helps students to learn skills which are important later in life with time management and balance of responsibilities. There are positive emotional and physical health benefits for children involved in sports activities. Confidence levels increase when children participate in activities they enjoy.