Child Development through Recreational Activities

Is recreational activity and education are a integral part of child development


The various school activities adopted by schools, especially recreational ones, have an optimistic impact on students and have an important role in their growth and the weight of their personality, this is because of the various competitions, workshops, excursions, parties, and other fun activities that develop students’ social skills.

Uses of recreational activities on students

The recreational activities showed several effects on the students, including:

In general, it increases the individual’s stamina and increases the level of energy, and this leads to an increase in attentiveness rates and on attending the class, and this leads to more learning.

Children become more independent and more disciplined, and this reduces stress and helps in psychological firmness and gaining students’ self-confidence.

Objectives of school recreational activities

The goal of school recreational activities is to help students to enjoy spending their free time in a positive and meaningful way. In addition to the positive impact on students and making them normal people and their good influence on those around them, it makes them feel entertained, the school activity goals are:

  • Developing student talents and abilities in various fields
  • Strengthening the religious and national attitude of students
  • Awareness of students in diverse field
  • Redefine child skills and develop their scientific and applied ability
  • Emphasize factual and scientific talents and artistic hobbies.

Recreational activity and education

Recreational activities have deep impacts on a child education. It cultivates in them, a sense of confidence, patience, empathy and align their confidence with their teachings. A perfect balance between book and recreational activity create into a healthy, joyful and content student life. Besides accelerating and enhancing concentration levels and memory retention amongst students, sports accustom children with warm learning of basic, fundamental systematic theories in practicality.

Recreational activities is social in nature, the children involved in sports tend to have better interpersonal skills. They are better able to collaborate with fellow children and their teachers. These construe into better academics, thereby contributing to overall growth of the children. Study have repeatedly validated that children who correlate themselves with a sport in their basic years and continued it in their high school have shown increased performances in academics, as compared to their peers who were involved in physical education

A good child does not merely have idol grades and gold medals but also possesses a high confidence with a sense of social judgment and sound temperament. All this is possible through values inculcated on field and competitions. A school’s sport-friendly environment is extremely effective when it comes to a comparative development of a child between academics and physical education.

CBSE and Recreational Activities 

Child is possible with a healthy blend of recreational activities and education. The CBSE board acknowledges this and has been ever so encouraging with regard to sports and physical education. It lays much emphasis on the holistic approach of students and has therefore mandated a compulsory physical education period/hour every day. The CBSE board has introduced the “Chacha Nehru Sports Award” to encourage students to participate in sports and the board has special necessities for children who represent the country in international sporting events.

NPS Varthur assert on the idea that education is a fair share of sports and academics and therefore we give emphasis too equally on both sports and education. For this, we have sufficient amenities, which include football, basketball, taekwondo, skating, cricket, hockey, yoga and meditation. We also have a specially designed play area with a sandpit, a play gym and so on, which will amuse and catch the attention of our children to come to school every day from their pre-primary years. We have school which take good care of providing school activities for students, encouraging them to participate in them and listening to them well to know what activities they want to do and study well so as not to pose any danger to children.


Recreational activity is a non-formal education program that provides opportunity for each individual to develop physical skills, social attitudes, mental habits, gratitude and intellectual skills in a tuneful and proportional manner, which in turn will shape personality and personality. One of the important benefits of recreation is in character building. It has been said that “children learn through play”. Through a well-designed and planned recreational activity, children can learn to make the most of their time.