10 Things Tweens Actually *Want* to Do After School


Join a Club

Because social interaction is so crucial to a tween's emotional development, joining a club gives your child many benefits. Clubs provide structured play or study, as well as the opportunity to make friends with other like-minded tweens. And they also give tweens a sense of belonging and a way to focus their attention and energy.

Today, there are clubs for just about any interest -- and if your tween can't find one that he or she likes, encourage him or her to start one! Here are some clubs that seem to resonate with tweens:

  • Book clubs
  • Crafting clubs
  • Running clubs
  • Go-kart clubs
  • Fan clubs
  • Community service clubs
  • Photography clubs
  • Gaming clubs
  • Comic book clubs