When we listen to the word hobby, it brings back the memory of very common hobbies like colleting stamps, rare coins, and memorabilia. Today, however, kids have changed the passive collecting route and are exploring hobbies. Kid’s hobbies now days are more of a healthy dose of technological (online) inspiration and the ones that develop self-expression.
To celebrate the hobbies, January has been declared as National Hobby Month where in children posts their favorite hobbies. According to Everloop, most of the children enjoy dancing, drawing, football and singing which were among the most popular hobbies.
Hobbies benefit children in numerous ways. Some of the important ones are:
The hobbies that assist your children in pursuing creative and worthwhile accomplishments are:
According to Lauren Weichman, an occupational therapist states that arts and crafts help younger children in many ways like strengthening their fine motor skills and bilateral coordination, to boost their self-esteem and learn self-control and patience. If your child is more interested in creative work then you can plan a trip to visit the local hobby store.
If your child likes to throw or kick items in the home, ask your kid in which sport she/he is interested. And accordingly get them a football, soccer ball, tennis racket or other pieces of sports equipment. Encourage your child to participate in sports activities as they are good for their physical health. These activities not only act as a protective measure against drug and alcohol use but also encourage in academic achievement.
If your child is interested in collecting items, it can open up a lot of opportunities for your child. According to the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies website, Item collection has numerous benefits that tells a story and allows your child to collect items that have special meaning for your kid.
If your little one enjoys singing or dancing encourage her to hone her skills in front of a mirror while holding a hairbrush as a microphone to start. If your child desires additional training, let her pursue it from local arts council or private instructor for lessons. But don’t force her to seriously pursue if she wants to have only fun.