Today we have a guest post from, Tori, on the importance of learning from activities outside of school hours. Tori Galatro is a writer, editor, and guest blogger, who specializes in child development. I hope you can learn a little from these points she has about how children can learn quite a bit outside of regular schooling hours.
The Power of Learning Outside of School
The intellectual growth of a child is typically attributed to their formal education, but up until the age of 18, only 12% of their waking lives are actually spent in school. Once you account for after-school time, weekends, holidays, and summer break, school begins to look more like a casual hobby then their main source of enrichment and development. Not to mention that at least 25% of their lives, up to that point, their highly impressionable first 4-5 years, hardly take place in school at all.