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Allowing children to partake in team sports and extra-mural activities helps them become more conscious about the world, says parenting coach Laura Markowitz.

Markowitz says extra-mural activities help with physical and mental stimulation which children need to develop and learn.

It is to make us aware, interested and part of the world.

Laura Markowitz, parenting coach

She says children develop social skills the more they are exposed to different interest, but warns parents that balance is also important.

Markowitz unpacks the role of parents, how to help your child choose their activities and manage them along with homework and other school or household commitments.

Take a listen to her expert advice:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why extra-mural activities are important for your kids

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