|Activity||What to do/look for|
|Volunteering||Ask the organization what their specific needs, qualifications and time-commitments are. Look for a cause that interests your child and is a kid-friendly facility. Check Volunteer Canada for volunteer guidelines and information.|
|Physical activity/sport||Decide if you're looking for drop-in classes or a membership. Inquire about sign up fees, equipment costs, travel costs for tournaments.|
|Music lessons||If your child wants to pursue music professionally, consider enrolling them in a music school with teachers who belong to the Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association where they will receive education and coaching for music competition and preparation for advanced music schools.
Otherwise, be sure the music instructor understands your child is looking for recreational music lessons. Also be sure to ask about lesson fees and budget for extra costs like instrument purchases and maintenance.
|Dance classes||Look for dance teachers who belong to the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association, or can present you with dance education credentials. Also ask about dance competitions, recitals, costume costs.|
|Art classes||First determine what your child's artistic interests are: do they like to draw, paint, do pottery or other artistic activities? Are you looking for private lessons or group classes? Do larger group classes cost more than smaller groups? How much will art supplies cost?|
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