Preparing for My Son’s Years in School
Another school year has just begun. Even if my eldest is still at that age that doesn’t require him to spend a lot of time in school, I’m still eager to look for good after-school activities for him. I’d much rather be prepared than grope in the dark when that time comes. Of course, this early, I already worry about how my son would perform in school. As much as possible, I want him to have the best years of his life while in school; thus, I’m already looking for ways to make the experience enjoyable for him.
The first item on my list is my son’s “future” school supplies. I was looking for cute designs of school name tags earlier, hoping to find one that bears my son’s favorite cartoon character. It’s a good thing that such items are now available online. It’s so much easier to choose designs, fonts, colors, and styles. What’s more, I can just place my order online and wait for the items to be delivered right at my doorstep.
At the same time, I also need to look for kids labels that match the design of the name tags. I want uniformity as far as my son’s stuff is concerned. I think it’s much easier to shop for school supplies for boys, and I’m so thankful for that. However, now that I have that aspect covered, I have to consider the perfect after-school activities for my son.
Personally, I think art activities would be best for my child. Arts programs involve communication, interpretation, and understanding of complex symbols, much like mathematics and languages. Thus, it fosters higher-order analytical skills and skills of evaluation and synthesis. Many of the programs make the child regularly use multiple skills, making him dynamic and versatile. Therefore, I guess I’d let my son take art-based activities after he gets home from school. What do you think?