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school & extracurricular activites Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
17th Jul '13

My son will be starting pre-k in two weeks. It's full-time 8:30 - 3:00 all week.



Right now, he takes dance classes on Sundays. It's an hour long class. It's all preschool aged children so he's not required to practice all week or anything like that. The class is something he wanted to take, not something I'm making him do.



So, I was asked earlier how long I was going to let him continue with dance when he's in school. I answered "as long as he wants to". Basically, I'll keep him in it until he says he doesn't want to anymore or he's too tired or whatever. But other people are of the opinion that I should take him out of class before pre-k starts at all.



So, out of curiosity... How would you handle it? Would you let your kid continue to do an activity they wanted to do during school months? Or make them stop, just in case?

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23882 posts
17th Jul '13

I would definitely let him still do it as long as he wants and/or as long as you can get him to it.



My son starts kindergarten next month and I'm pretty bummed about having to pull him out of soccer. But his school is in the opposite direction of the town where soccer was, and they don't offer it in our district for his age.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
17th Jul '13

Wtf?!?! Why not? It's great for kids todo sports. It keeps them active and healthy and makes them feel part of something. It's great dr self esteem and helps them sleep better. Idk who the hell would say not to let a child do extracurriculurars. My dds school actually requires it. The older you get the more you are required todo actually. Every year she has to participate in a sport, an activity, and a service activity. They're called blue white and gold points. I think in elem they do one of each but like in HS they have to do like 5 service activities and Leon to at least 1-2 sports and clubs I think. Idk the exact amt.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
17th Jul '13

My son takes karate on Mondays for 45 min and wants to play basketball and soccer during those seasons. My stepdaughters play basketball and plan on playing softball. I don't have a problem with it. We only do one sport a season, I won't let them play both soccer and softball in the spring. But other than that, I let them be the judge of it.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31404 posts
status 18th Jul '13
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" My son will be starting pre-k in two weeks. It's full-time 8:30 - 3:00 all week. Right now, he takes ... [snip!] ... it? Would you let your kid continue to do an activity they wanted to do during school months? Or make them stop, just in case? "



I would keep my child in the activity they like. Pre-k shouldn't inhibit his ability to take an hour dance class.