I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things now that the holidays are behind us. The holidays were the perfect break for our family to rest and reboot. Now I'm moving forward full steam ahead with 2018!
For the past two weeks, the little one has said, "I wanna go to dance class!" at least once every day. For the past six months or so she was enrolled in dance classes, but while she LOVES to dance and move, I couldn't quite tell if she loved the classes themselves. Let's be honest, a two-year old's attention span is almost nonexistent, so keeping them focused on one activity for 45 minutes is certainly a challenge!
I've always been a huge fan of recreational activities for the following reasons:
- a structured environment that teaches fundamentals, such as, how to follow directions and sharing
- physical activity
- discovering strengths and weaknesses
Our daughter is not even two and a half yet, and she's taken dance, swimming, Little Gym, and soccer classes. Her scheduled classes are part of the reason why we're always so busy! She is naturally a very active and happy child, and the recreational classes have simply allowed her to come out of her shell even more. She's never been much of a clingy child, and we feel that's partially due to the fact that she was taking part in recreational activities since she was 10 months old.
Which activities have you enrolled your toddler(s) in? And which one was their favorite?