Every person is different by birth. Some people are good at academics, some at music, some are good at dance, and some people pick up languages faster, while others may be skilled in art. Among these, the non-academic skills constitute ‘extracurricular’ or relate to activities pursued outside the academic curriculum. They are imparted through after-school classes by private tutors or included as part of the curriculum in some schools and tremendously aid in the development of children from childhood to adulthood.
Parents usually involve kids in a number of extra-curricular activities at a young age. This is because, the capacity to grasp even the subtle nuances of the art or sport is far greater at that age. With cognitive abilities developing as they age, learning a different art or sport or language will only aid in accelerating the development. Also, academic commitments and other responsibilities are low when kids are young. So, with the abundant time they have, they can master the trade with perfection. And since they have absolutely no pressure to perform, kids will be able to pick up skills under stress-free circumstances.