Extra-curricular activities in preschool are integral to a child's holistic development. At Kidzonia Credence International School (KCIS), a top Montessori and international school in Hyderabad, we recognize the importance of these activities in providing children with opportunities to explore new interests, develop crucial skills, and build self-confidence.
Our belief at Kidzonia is that participating in extracurricular activities goes beyond skill-building; it also fosters creativity and imagination in children. These activities serve as platforms for children to express themselves through art, music, and movement. Additionally, they allow children to explore the world around them through science and nature activities, aligning with the principles of Montessori education.
Engaging in extracurricular activities is not just about acquiring skills; it's about fostering holistic development. These activities at Kidzonia help children develop social skills such as teamwork and communication, equipping them with the ability to follow rules and routines. As an international school, we emphasise a global perspective in our extracurricular activities, encouraging children to appreciate diversity and different cultures.
Extra-curricular activities in primary school can provide children with a well-rounded education and help them develop into well-rounded individuals. Benefits include:
“A healthy mind lives in a healthy body”
As the saying goes and we are all well aware of the importance of maintaining physical fitness.
Games and sports teach you important life skills such as teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline, in addition to keeping you fit. Sports at KCIS help students prepare for the challenges of life. They help students achieve their life goals by improving their physical and mental abilities.
Chess improves children’s math, reading, and language arts performance, as well as their physical, mental, and social development. It promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic thinking, as well as concentration, focus, memory, and cognitive abilities.
Playing carrom can enhance dexterity, cognitive skills, social skills, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills. It requires focus, concentration, good aim, precise hand movements, and often involves playing with others to develop teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship.
Music can help children expand their minds and boost their self-esteem. At KCIS we help students improve their memory, concentration, reasoning, and academic grades by combining teaching and music via a carefully designed program that includes music and movement.
According to research, children who learn or study dance are more likely to be self motivated, disciplined, and focused, as well as be able to analyse their own work and the work of others. Dance helps creativity and imagination, and also helps children communicate easily without hesitation.
Art & Craft
Colorful imagination can work wonders for children, fostering creativity and imagination without limits. Engaging with colors at a young age can promote responsibility, thoughtfulness, decision-making skills, focus, and versatility. KCIS is the perfect place for young learners to explore their creativity.
KCIS has a well-maintained basketball court. Basketball improves balance, flexibility, and endurance. It also helps to improve agility, speed, and strength. By promoting a healthy body weight and encouraging more physical activity, these abilities have been shown to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and self-esteem.
Football teaches you a lot about teamwork and unselfishness. Always support and play for your team. Football helps you build strength in both your lower and upper body. Your lower body gets stronger when you run, shoot, dribble, pass, jump, and tackle on the field. KCIS has a well-kept football field where students can practise.
In addition to physical health benefits, cricket can provide additional benefits and opportunities such as team building skills, social skills such as cooperation, communication, and learning how to deal with winning and losing. It is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends. At KCIS we encourage students to participate in inter-house and in-school cricket competitions.
Athletic participation has been shown to improve cognitive and memory functions in children, allowing them to perform better on tests and in school. Discipline and perseverance are also important traits for improving academic performance.
Skating is a great physical activity for students, enhancing cardiovascular health, strength, endurance, and flexibility. It also develops balance, coordination, and concentration, leading to new skills applicable to other areas of life. KCIS skating facility can provide all these benefits.
Kids Play Area
Outdoor play is essential for the development of a child’s gross motor skills. As a result, KCIS has an outdoor play area dedicated to encouraging children’s movement and gross motor development. Children enjoy time in the sand, water, or garden with tunnels, simple exercises, and toys, or they play with outdoor infrastructure such as slides and swings.
Martial arts benefit children in various ways by improving their physical fitness and skills, instilling healthy habits and self-defense skills, and promoting emotional stability, focus, and overall well-being. It also instills values like respect, discipline, and compassion, contributing to the development of responsible and empathetic adults.