MG is five and I’m sure she would thrive in a gymnastics class but because I don’t drive I can’t take her to one Am I wasting her potential by not exposing her to any classes? She also appears to be talented with music, should she be learning an instrument?
Lack of finances and lack of driving (it’s impossible to get to the nearest gymnastics club or the music lessons without a car or hours of walking…) mean neither of my daughters go to any classes, and never have done. I’m completely un-sporty and un-musical so it’s not something we do as a family but MG probably could be a professional musician or gymnast if she decided she wanted to and spent the time on it.
Should she be staring now? Will it be too late if she starts classes at age 10 if that’s what she chooses? She’d also like to go to ballet class, and mimics the karate moves that her school friends have shown her. I am biased, but from just copying others she looks like she has the right idea. From having no formal lessons at all she shows an aptitude in all things physical. She also copies the dance moves from TV programmes and then makes up her own dances.
I’m a couch potato, so I know nothing about any of these disciplines. Sport, gymnastics, dance, martial arts are all a mystery to me. Am I denying my children their talents because I’m clueless?
Or is it best just to leave her to be as she is, playing with everything and learning in her own way? She’s only five, will her talents really be written off if she doesn’t start a class now?
* I am really not a video person! It took me ages to get this online and the soundtrack doesn’t really fit but it will do. Excuse the tiny fraction of the chaos we live in that you can see in the background