In our February 2017 issue, we write about the benefits of extracurricular activities; such as how it can help kids build new skills, forge friendships and minimise screen time. Research also shows that kids who participate in a variety of activities perform better at schoolwork.
Here are some more fabulous ideas to add to those we listed in our February print edition…
BABY & TODDLER
Tiny Tutus (NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, NT)
18mths-5yrs. Ballet classes for pre-schoolers.
Baby Sensory (SA)
0-4yrs. A wide variety of activities to stimulate all of your baby's senses.
6wks-5yrs. A physical movement for babies.
Forte School of Music (National)
Music classes for children of all ages
Mini Maestros (VIC, WA)
6mths-5yrs. Music classes for babies.
First Five Forever (QLD)
Ideas you can do at home to play sing, read and talk to your children from the State Library of Queensland
SPORTS & FITNESS
2-8yrs. A sport-based school readiness program.
Bounce KinderGym (VIC, QLD, SA, WA)
3-5yrs. Gymnastics incorporating trampolining.
Little Kickers (National)
18mths-7yrs. Football skills for kids.
BJP Physie (National)
3yrs+. Dance for girls.
Kindy Karate (VIC)
3-5yrs. Karate for beginners.
3yrs+. Calisthenics-based dance for kids.
Little Devils Circus (VIC)
Teach essential life skills – perseverance, resilience, concentration and interpersonal
Point Break Drama Acting School (NSW)
7yrs+. Acting classes for children
Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT)
7yrs+. Theatre company for children
Jirani Singers (QLD)
5-14yrs. Choir school for children.
Flava Dance Studios (SA)
4yrs+. Street dance for kids.
COOKING & CRAFTS
Cutie Pies Baking School (QLD)
2yrs+. Learn about food hygiene, kitchen safety and basic maths.
Sewing Spot (NSW)
7yrs+. Sewing classes for kids.
Relish Mama (VIC)
6yrs+. Cooking classes for kids.
Canberra Potters’ Society Inc (ACT)
5yrs+. Pottery classes for kids.
Nest Studio (SA)
3yrs+. Art classes for children.
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Pick up the February 2017 issue of CHILD Mags to read the full article titled "Extra! Extra! Read All About It"!