We all want our kids to grow into the smart, beautiful people that they can be. That’s why we find them the best school, provide them with all the support they need and help them grow.
We even take active steps towards ensuring a healthy and happy childhood for our kids, since it is part of what will shape their future. As children discover new things, they will also discover things they love to do; hobbies or
interests that they enjoy doing. You can’t dictate your kids to love certain things – and I advise against trying to do so – but you can introduce them to potential hobbies that they may pick up. Here are some interesting hobbies that will help your children grow.
Model and Construction Kits
Almost all kids love Lego. It really stimulates the creative side of your children’s brain. It’s not just Lego too. Model kits, Meccano, and other similar toys tend to produce the same impact as Lego or building blocks toys. Some of these toys are also fun for adults, so you can share the experience of building a model aircraft the next time a long weekend comes around. Even I find model kits – Airfix in particular – interesting. A friend who is studying for an online
master of arts in history degree showed me her collection of World War II aircraft and other models that she built with her oldest son on weekends. Her love for history and the online MAH degree she’s pursuing from Norwich University are now helping her bond with her son.
We’ve talked about some great benefits that music can bring to children and help kids develop stronger memory and intelligence is among those benefits. Children who play musical instruments are more likely to develop their learning capabilities at a heightened level.
Your kids don’t have to be exceptionally good at playing music for the hobby to become beneficial; they just have to enjoy the experience. Similar to model kits, music is a hobby you can share with your children.
Art and Photography
Last, but certainly not least, we have art. Photography is a personal favorite of mine; I love encouraging my kids to take pictures and tell stories through them, simply because I enjoy doing the same thing too. Photography, as well as art in general, are hobbies that can be very soothing, yet very enlightening at the same time.
Besides, kids love to take pictures or draw, don’t they? Let them enjoy an entire day making paintings or accompany them on a photo-walk and snap some awesome pictures together.
Let your kids be more creative with visual elements, colors, and tones since it will help them develop spatial navigation, increase the brain’s ability to store information, and even help them maintain focus better.
There are still a lot of exciting hobbies that are good for your child’s intelligence, but we’re going to save them for another discussion. in the meantime, try to encourage your kids to have fun with one of these activities and be sure to share your experience in the comments below.