I remember, as a child, wanting to register for just about any extracurricular activity I heard about. I wanted to be a cheerleader and after a week I was ready to quit. Then, I wanted to take dance classes, but quickly realized ballet was not for me. The problem with this was the amount of money my parents put into these activities, which meant I was stuck completing them, being miserable until the very last lesson. I would cry, fake sickness, and hide each week. It was torture! Finally, I found my passion for sports when I signed up for softball and basketball! My mom was so relieved and, quite frankly, so was I.
Is this destined to happen with my own children? After finding Kidzmet this week, I'm confident that we may skip all the torturous trial and error after all! Kidzmet shares a unique vision and an online resource of passionate teachers who want to help children not only succeed, but to find their passions, strive for goals, and, most importantly, to be happy! All you need to do is sign up for a free family account and fill out a Pairing Portrait for each child. The Pairing Portrait evaluates each child's personality type, strengths, talents, and learning style. Then, each child's profile is matched with teachers who can help them build on their strengths!
When you sign up for your account, you will also receive a monthly newsletter via email with many activity suggestions completely custom-made to fit your child's personality from the Pairing Portrait! In addition, parents will receive an email with information about local teachers, called MentorMatches, who are paired with your child based on similar interests and can help them reach their potential and help their passions in life blossom. The local MentorMatches even offer free trial classes for your children to try out before committing and spending money on an extracurricular activity they may not enjoy! Is that awesome or what?
I just signed up for my account and filled out Josiah's Pairing Portrait. Since we live in a rural area, I have struggled to find some fun, educational activities that Josiah would enjoy so, I cannot wait to see what Kidzmet comes up with and what fun suggestions the newsletter provides each month!
Sign up for your account, fill out your child's Pairing Portrait and then, you will have a chance to win a $400 summer enrichment scholarship! Wow! Plus, 50 runners-up will receive a Kidzmet activity tote! Pairing Portraits must be completed by 4/24/2011 to be eligible for the drawing.