7 Tips to Picking the Right Enrichment Program for your Child

Children enrichment classes is a competitive market on its own. With hundreds of players in Singapore ranging from art courses to music lessons and gym classes, how do you determine which is the best program for your child?
Read on to master the know-how of finding the best fit to your child’s needs and personality.

1. Understand Your Child’s Needs & Interests
What’s more engaging than having interest in what you do? Before signing up your child for a certain enrichment programme, try to find out what he’s good at and at the same time enjoys doing. Children tend to have a keen sense of curiosity and shorter span of attention, so matching them with activities that they are enthusiastic about would be more beneficial than signing him up with what you think is good for him.

2. Program Suitability & Benefits
Every child develops at a different pace and excel in different areas. Some may be good in sports, some pick up languages like duck takes to water and some have a mind of an artist. Choosing a course that is suited to your child’s character would ultimately provide a holistic environment for him to excel in. The right enrichment program can help build a child’s confidence and self-esteem, a much needed boost to grow in life.  



3. Active Play Activities
Numerous reports and statistics have proven that movement helps in the overall development of a child. Active play offers lifelong benefits and skills that makes going through life a breeze. Go for courses that incorporates active play into their programmes as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social wellbeing of a child.   

4. Check Out The Environment
The environment of a class plays a huge deciding factor as this will be the place your child spends his time often, weekly in the least. Consider issues like safety, hygiene and if they provide a conducive learning setting. Do also take note on the location and parking accessibility as you wouldn’t want to waste your time and cramp your lifestyle.

5. Get To Know The Teachers
Be up-to-date with the teachers’ profiles as they will be the ones handling your precious child. Frequently asked questions includes the kind of training teachers go through, their experience, qualifications and expertise.    



6. Attend The Trial Class
Request for a trial class to test out the suitability of the programme before committing to a whole term of classes. In the trial class, you can see for yourself how the class is conducted and judge whether it fits what you have in mind and match your expectations. Trial class is also good way to find out whether your child is interested in the program.

7. Do Your Research

Remember that you are not alone in this. Talk to your friends and family to see if they have good recommendations. Go online and search the web for reviews, ratings and testimonials left down by happy and satisfied parents. If that’s not enough, there are even local websites providing valuable tips on children-related courses and programs. Every parent will most certainly do a little digging for information before deciding what’s best for their child. So, start digging!
 
My Gym Singapore Editorial Team

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