Academic Extracurricular Activities: Yay or nay?
With back to school around the corner, I have been receiving a few solicitations from after-school tutors or academic enrichment programs. There are one-on-one tutor opportunities who can help children with math, reading, and other core subjects. There are also larger programs like Saturday Academy or Kumon that offer more strucutred, further exploration of subjects that may already be covered in school.
My kids gravitate toward sports for their extracurricular activities. With that, a two-working parent schedule, plus the other daily requirements (dinner? bath? laundry?), I feel like there is no time for much else.
We recently ran into old friends whose sons go to Kumon. They love it! So, then, I started wondering: should we consider it too? Do your kids have any extracurricular activities of the academic nature? Out of "need" or their own interest? Are the one-on-one opportunities the way to go?