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activities though. My brother and I grew up on a farm that was miles away from anywhere, but as we got older our parents were committed to making our interests happen every week (netball and soccer in winter, swimming in summer), despite the long drive. Find something that makes your kids happy and works for your family, not someone else’s.
Of course, if parents work full-time or are struggling financially, it can be hard to make extra-curricular activities happen. But that’s where a wellconnected community can help. Keep an eye out on Neighbourly for after-school activities like Guides and Scouts. If your neighbour’s child is in the same rugby team as yours, ask them about potential after-school care until you get home from work.
If you spend your afternoons at home and have a skill to offer the kids in your neighbourhood like cooking or speaking French, offer free or affordable services on your Neighbourly page. If your child is genuinely talented at surfing but you can’t afford the gear, approach a local business for sponsorship.
Where there’s a will, there’s always a way. And extracurricular activities are worth it.
After-school activities like learning the guitar let children discover more of the world.