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Hobbies are a great way to keep children occupied and they help them to explore their talents and interests. They allow them to learn a little more about themselves and work on some of their skills like problem-solving, resilience, creativity and develop confidence. Here is a list of 5 unique hobbies for children that were shared with us by a London private school.
One rather interesting hobby is magic. Your child will be able to trick others which as well as being fun and amusing, will help them to develop confidence and the ability to present in front of others.
Not only that, but it encourages children to think differently – creatively and pragmatically to work out how to pull them off.
Bird watching is another that you could encourage them to take up. Observing wildlife teaches children patience.
They will not find what they’re looking for right away, but when they do it will 100% be worth the wait. Also, they will need to learn the distinct differences between each type of bird.
It requires a sharp eye and can help them to practise their attention to detail.
Knitting is another one that takes patience. While projects can take a while to complete, they will have something one-off and completely unique to wear. It’s a lovely way to gift others.
They can make garments like sweaters, hats, gloves, and even small toys with love and to their liking.
While football’s popular here in the UK, not many children play Cricket. It’s a game of strategy as well as strength and can help children with several areas of their growth and development.
Their physical development is one – children can build on their gross motor skills as they get active.
If your child’s a natural-born performer, they may benefit from dance lessons. It will add to their performing talents and has amazing health benefits.
Dancing will of course help them become more physically active, helping with their overall health and well-being. Additionally, it can improve their mental health as exercise releases endorphins.
While these hobbies have some great benefits for children, it’s important to not force them upon your child. This will only be a waste of their time.
Instead, let them take the lead. Take some time to understand your child’s passions, what excites them and their natural strengths.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it helpful. For more parenting content, check out my other blog posts.