How much activity for kids? NAD
This isnt really a debate.....but we could make it one!
I am wondering how much after school activity your kids do. I am having to register DD for dance in the next few weeks and her teacher suggested I bump her up to two days of ballet a week (they only do one up till now) so that is what I was planning to do. But when I mentioned it to DD she said she wanted to do Tap and Jazz, which is a combo class once a week. So I think we will either do two ballet and the combo for three days a week, or one ballet and the combo for two days a week. The other option is to not let her do the combo and just do the original two days of ballet.
I am worried that 3 days a week might be too much for her at this age (she is 6, going into grade 1), not to mention how inconvenient it is for me. Another Mom and I have discussed carpooling if she does 2 days of ballet. There is a possibility that Tap/Jazz will fall immediately after or before ballet on one day which would be ideal, but they dont decide the schedule until after registration.
This is the only after school activity we do most of the year as there isnt a ton available during the winter. We are going to try DS in Karate next year though, but they wont commit to keeping him since he is pretty young.
ETA: Sorry this is rambly. Basically I dont want to burn her out and have her hate something she loves right now. How much do you think is two much for a young elementary kid?