With summer now in full swing, parents are likely trying to find things for their kids to do during the week. If you’re a parent, then your kids are usually at home or perhaps at day care while you’re at work. They may be attending day camps at certain times during the summer, but the rest of the time, they’re looking for things to do. Signing them up for taekwondo classes can be a great way to keep them moving and engaged this summer, and at ATA Family Martial Arts (ATAFMA) in Aurora, we can help you find the perfect program for your little one!
Every summer, you’re looking for something new that your kids can do with their time and energy. You look into day camps, programs at the local library, and other activities that will engage their mind and body, but everything you come across is similar to something they’ve done before, or may not have an interest in doing.
When it comes to martial arts, it can present a new challenge for kids, and they’re often excited about it because it involves exercise, not to mention a cool uniform. They may have expressed an interest in taekwondo before, and you can help them start their training and begin a lifelong pursuit of martial arts.
Taekwondo is a great way for kids to expend energy, which can be extremely beneficial during the summer. Your kids may be playing around the house or running around outside during the day, but when you get home from work, they seem to have an endless amount of energy left. Having them participate in a weekly martial arts class can be perfect for expending that energy and helping them focus on a specific type of exercise.
If you’re worried about your kids spending their energy in unproductive ways, such as playing outside when they shouldn’t, or fighting with their siblings, then martial arts can provide a productive way to focus their energy. They’ll also learn how to discipline themselves and control their bodies, which can be a good lesson for many kids who tend to get a bit too rambunctious.
Promotes Social Interaction
If you have a child who likes to spend time alone during the summer, then you want to respect their space and give them the opportunity to do what they want to do. On the other hand, you also want them to make friends and engage in social interaction. Perhaps they’re not the most outgoing or extroverted child, but taekwondo classes can provide a safe space where they can meet kids their own age and find those who share the same interests.
Social interaction is key for young children, and it’s important that they learn social skills that will help them as they progress through school and into adolescence. While your child may want to sit in their room all summer playing video games, it can be good to encourage them to try taekwondo. Chances are that they’ll love it and that they’ll make lifelong friends while doing so.
Contact Us Today
Since summer break has likely already started, now is the time to sign up your child for martial arts classes. Our location in Aurora has programs throughout the week, and our team can help you find the right fit for your child. If you’d like to see the taekwondo studio before you sign up, or if you have questions that you’d like to ask, then please contact or visit us right away. We’re here Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.