6 Extracurricular Activities for Kids that Boost Mind and Body

2. Music Lessons

Learning an instrument and how to sing is cool, but it’s also a good way to direct mental energy – especially if your child has ADHD, according to Study.com. The source notes that while sports use different sides of the brain at different times, music actually stimulates both sides at the same time.

Because of this, music lessons can help your child develop multitasking skills, adds the source. It can also help bring them out of their shell if they’re struggling to make friends. “Being part of a band, orchestra or choir can also help children learn to build up social skills and become part of team,” it adds. What are the physical benefits? Some instruments can help build fine motor skills, and singing can even help develop their core muscles.

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