Bring out the Superstar in your child – Fun hobbies your child can take up to make them stand out
Parents' Corner | 15-Dec-2017
By IC Desk @ Deeksha
As parents we all want the best for our kids, don’t we?
And this always includes a unique hobby for your child! But more often than not, the decision to choose unique hobby ideas for one’s child is based on availability of hobby class, its feasibility and peer pressure!
Even if there are tons of hobby classes available around us, sometimes it’s difficult to pick the right hobby for your child. Every child has a unique personality, interests, and skills.
However, it’s time to think deeper to let your children enjoy what they love the most. Hobbies help overall development and free expression in growing children provided they enjoy doing them. For that reason, we’ve made a list of unique hobby ideas for every kind of child! And it’s perfect if you want screen-free engagement for them!
Here are some Unique Hobby Ideas based on Interests:
1) Hobbies for Nature-lovers
If your child loves nature and loves exploring open spaces, natural light, and natural elements, give him/her more time to explore.
You can structure his/her interest in hobbies like gardening, hiking, bird-watching, fishing, swimming, golf, travelling, photography, horse-riding, collecting different types of leaves, going to the zoo, boating, etc.
2) Hobbies for physically-active kids
If your child gets an adrenaline rush with exercising the muscles till he/she sweats, engage him/her in outdoor activities and sports.
These can be football, basketball, lawn-tennis, walking/marathons, biking, skating, skateboarding, cycling, etc.
If your child wants a bit of adventure, you may try trekking, scuba-diving, snorkeling, etc.
These work as excellent active hobby ideas for your little one as well as for the entire family!
3) Hobbies for the homebody and creative minds
Digital-art, baking, painting, candle-making, paper-art, pottery, reading, writing, cooking, knitting-sewing-quilling, etc. are great options for children who like to sit back and create stuff that are aesthetically appealing.
Music, dance, singing, playing an instrument, theatre, acting, hairstyling, décor, etc. also fall under this category.
These activities instill a sense of accomplishment when a child creates things with basic means provided utilising his/her ability to think out-of-the-box.
4) Out-of-the-box hobby ideas
Magic tricks, Sudoku, feng-shui, yoga, story-writing, learning a new language, watching or creating documentaries, joining communities or NGOs, keeping pets, etc. are other unusual hobby ideas that may interest your child.
Give your children some time to explore few activities before they can develop deep interest and pursue any hobby.
It’s perfectly fine if they stumble upon something and are excited for weeks before they finally can make out what they really enjoy doing. Happy hobby time!
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