Are you looking for an activity to keep your children productive and entertained after Kindergarten or School? If so, then great! There´s nothing better than enrolling kids in an organised activity to keep them from watching TV or getting bored at home. And what about joining your children in their after school activity? In Germany these courses are known as Eltern-Kind Kurse (Parent-Kid Courses) and are extremely popular for the following 5 reasons:
1. Create a unique bond with your children
Do you remember how much closer you felt to a person with whom you shared an unforgettable experience like a trip, a concert, a tournament or a special project? This is due to the fact that you shared with them an array of intense emotions and feelings which connected you in a deeper level. The exact same connection may happen when you share these intense emotions and experiences with your children. For example, sharing the enthusiasm and nervousness before class, or the challenges of learning new skills, or the excitement of meeting new people in class. All these new and unforgettable emotions can create a strong and everlasting connections between parents and kids, taking the relationships to another level!
2. Become your kids´ best friend!
Parent-Kid activities allow you and your kids to be part of the same team. Forget the boring barriers of hierarchy or authority. Here your kids can enjoy you for the great, fun, person you are. So feel free to let your inner child come out and have fun with your little best friend!
3. Watch your kids grow and develop from up-close!
Do you remember the amazing feeling of seeing your kids do something for the first time? Well here is an opportunity to be present as your kids (and you) develop new and exciting skills. Not only are you sharing a world of new abilities to discover, but studies show that by you being present, children become more secure and motivated to learn as they can show off their new accomplishments to you instantaneously!
4. Bring the activities home
Practice together at home what you´ve learned in class! This is an amazing way to spend quality time with your kids at home or wherever you are. After all, you´re on the same team, so it is very important to keep practicing and have fun wherever you are!
5. Build your parenthood network
This is a great opportunity to meet families with the same interests as yours! Not only do you meet your kids´ new friends and their parents, but you can also become part of an amazing community, bringing you and your kids closer together.
After mentioning the wonderful benefits of sharing a class with your kids, I would love to invite you to our Yoga & Music Sessions in Berlin or to join our community online! I´m proud to say that our sessions and teachings are based on the principle that we can all grow with the flow… no matter what age, nationality or gender. What´s important is to have fun, to be open minded and to enjoy the wonders of the present moment.
I hope you enjoyed our blog post! Please feel free to share with us your ideas, comments or questions in the comment box below and hope to have you in class very soon!
Enjoy a blessed day,