Downtime for kids vs. after school activities

Downtime for kids vs after school activities


In today’s world it’s important to have balanced children. When it comes to activities and downtime it can be tricky to decipher what is best for your child and find that happy medium. We’ve found a great article that gives the pros and cons of each.

Downtime vs. Actvities

“You probably don’t need to worry that your child is overscheduled or that the number of activities in which he participates will have a negative impact on him. However, me time remains an essential part of everyone’s life and plays an important role in children’s development—so make sure to schedule some unscheduled time into your child’s life regularly.”

This article is a great read! In general today’s children are far more involved in extracurricular activities than twenty years ago, but we feel this is a good thing in moderation. It helps kids to be well adjusted and achieve higher goals. However, downtime is just as important as everyone needs some time to recharge.

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