Start off by making enquiries. Nothing can beat the power of information.Approach the school authorities first. Find out if they are offering any activities after school. Get a list of the various classes that are available in your school. In case the school does not provide any
extracurricular activities for the child, approach your neighbors.
Collect information about any activities after school programs, the quality of the courses taught and the timings etc. Also, check out some of the community resources. These may include places of worship, community centers, Museums, libraries, The Boys and Girls Club etc.
After you have collected all the necessary information, discuss the various options with your child. Find out what his interests are. The best way to find out what is most suitable is to ask your child. When little children are too small, you cannot completely rely on their feedback.
In this case, monitor the development of the child on a regular basis. If the child shows excessive resistance to an activity, it may be necessary to look for other options. Always consider your family’s schedule when planning the extracurricular activities.
If it is difficult for you to chauffeur your child, you may want to employ tutors at home or conduct some activity at home itself.