It's really important to have your children involved in extra curricular activities. It helps them find positive outlets to express themselves, get exercise, and also socialize with kids their age that are active as well. The last part is really important because kids that don't have anything to do will find bulls#@! to get into like sex, drugs, and all other forms of delinquent activity.
We have 5 children (3 girls, 2 boys). One of our rules is to make sure everyone stays active. Everyone plays soccer, except for our baby. The boys play basketball and the girls take dance class and will probably start cheerleading this year.
They usually have something else going on in addition to that stuff as well.
They go twice a week.
All of the girls head to dance class together. Our baby just sits and watches.
She can't wait to get started though. I can tell.