Learning after school

Dear Readers: Now that school is under way, your kids and grandkids are discovering what they like, what their interests are and what they want to learn about.

Look to nourish interests with after-school clubs? Consider options: music (learning to play an instrument, and dance classes), art (drawing, painting and sculpture) and, of course, team sports (volleyball, football and T-ball for the littlest kiddos).

Kids learn much outside of the classroom: working with other people and resolving conflict through sports; expressing themselves with dance, singing and piano through music class; and letting loose by, yes, making a mess, painting, sculpting and drawing. — Heloise

(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send money-or time-saving hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)