Extra curricular activities

Bismillah,

I am searching for some extra curricular activities to enrol the kids. I took the girls swimming on Saturday. It was the first time we went after 5-6 months. We all loved it so much. I have realized how much we all missed being in the pool and swimming. I want to do it weekly but the costs are so high at where we go. Then I thought I have to search for some cheaper swimming classes for the girls, some martial art classes for the elder three, or send them to local scouts groups or something. As I have not found anything yet, we have all been watching some children performing gymnastics videos on youtube and trying to exercise at home.

The thing is, we go RE (Arabic, Tajweed, Islamic Studies) classes 4:30-6:30 Monday-Friday and I see them as being important as they get some classroom experience and socializing with peers. And because I actually teach there, it is convenient for me to take the kids with me. So, anything that we do has to be before 4pm Monday-Friday or the weekend. And that means if we choose to attend something Mon-Fri then we have to dismiss the homeschool hours during that day as to get in and out of the house with 4 children is not easy. And I feel once we are out, even if it is just for one hour the whole day is gone. So, I am still in two minds about it.

They go to local park to ride their bikes once a week and get to play in garden a lot. Would it be enough sports or outdoor activity for the week though? I do believe it is important to keep them active and teach them some sports, especially swimming (both sunnah and life-saving skill). Then, I am stuck between finding the appropriate class where I can take/drop off all three, at the same time on the same day. The age and gender difference do not help hey!!! What do you do then? I wonder what most homeschoolers do? I would hate being in and out of the house trying to drop off/pick up all 4 kids from different extra curricular things all the time.

What do you do with your children? What kind of sports classes do they attend after school? Does it really help them with their performance, health etc? If so in what ways and what do you recommend?

 

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2 thoughts on “Extra curricular activities

  1. umm sarah says:

    Bir yahshi mashg’ulot topguncha bollar bilan ko’chada o’ynash ham ancha foydali bo’ladi. Hozir bizda ancha sovuq qolyapti, lekin odatda bollar bilan hovlida futbol oyneymiz, quvalash, tennis kabilar oyneymiz. Aktiv bo’lishadi. Havo undan ham yahshi bulsa hiking. Havo sovuq, yog’in-qor bolsa unda uyda mashg’ulotlar qilsa buladi. Kuniga 20-30 minut.Kun sovugandan keyin shanba/yakshanbalarda doim ozimiz bilan qoshib shug’ullantiramiz (cardio, strength training kabilar). Uyda basic martial arts qildiradi dadalari. Yahshi joy topsak ibrohimni berishimiz mumkin martial arts’ga. Ungacha uyda shug’ullanaveradi.
    Qizlar bo’yicha aniq bir hulosaga kelmadim. Hozir borishi mumkin, lekin 8-9 yosh bulgandan keyin hamma sport turlari ham tog’ri kelmaydi (kiyim, aralashliklar). Uydayam yahshi aktiv bolib, shugullanib yursa sog’lom bo’la oladi meni fikrimcha. Sal kattaroq bulgan sari ko’proq intensive mashqlar qoshilib boriladi.
    O’zilarga mos mashg’ulotlar topganiylarda bizgayam aytib qoying iltimos.

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    • ha uyda jismoniy mashqlar qilib turamiz kunda. hozir gantellar ovoganmiz. ozlariga loyiq 1kg lik kichkinasi borib kutarib turishadi. hovlida ham juda kop oynaydi sovuq bolsa ham. yomgir yogmayotgan bolsa chiqaraveraman ozim ham. shunga mos outdoor overall all-in-one kiyim olganmiz. kiyib wellingtonda chiqib hovlida oynab kirishadi 30minut 1 soat. haftada bir marta velosiped mingani borib turishadi. local playgroundga ham. hozir sovuqligi uchun haftada bir boramiz. yaxshi havoda haftasiga 2-3 borayotgan edik. shanba kuni swimmingga boryapmiz holos. Ibrohimni fudbol va ju-jitsuga yubormoqchimiz. 4yoshdan ekan. bizni yaqinimizda shu ju-jitsu bor ekan. ungacha shu uyda bolamiz shekillik biz ham. asosan endi shu swimming regular borib turadigani. qolgan sport turlari cricket, badminton etc u-bu joylarda one-off offer chiqib qolganda bir try qilgani boradi. biror sport sohasiga jiddiy yonaltirishni istayman ammo imkon yoq hozircha swimmingdan boshqasiga.

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