One of the great things about being a parent is the adventure you experience as your child grows. This includes both the “big” stuff and the “not-so-big” stuff that happens as they grow and develop. Part of your job is to find ways to make all these experiences add value to your child’s life. A good place to start is the hobbies that draw your little one’s interest.
Be strategic about making them beneficial to your child’s development without taking the fun out of them. The following post discusses some ways you can do this:
Helping Your Child to Choose a Hobby
Children tend to imitate their elders. So, you can generate his interest by setting a personal example. You can arouse his curiosity by indulging him in a hobby of your own. When he will watch you do something fun and creative he is more likely to join in. And what may start as a fun and light activity can eventually become his hobby.
Another way to help your child choose a hobby can be to take him to explore interesting places like museums, collector’s studios, art galleries, plays, and concerts. He will not only learn new things which will help broaden his horizon and awareness levels but will also guide him to discover his area of interest. Read more at First Cry…
Your child’s hobbies could end up being more than a pass-the-time activity. Understanding this will help you see the potential in each activity.
Even after reading the above, some parents may still question whether hobbies are really even that important. If you’re not sure of the answer, the following post should give you a greater appreciation:
Benefits of Hobbies for Your Child
“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life,” said the American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What else but hobbies to fill those spare moments of our children? And, if you ever wondered whether children would benefit by engaging in hobbies, here’s the answer – yes, they certainly will.
Here’s a list of benefits that hobbies offer children: Read more at Parent Circle…
As you see, hobbies can foster cognitive development and promote social skills. Both of these issues are critical aspects of the maturation process.
Another key thing a hobby can do is increase your child’s self-confidence, which leads to greater self-esteem. The following post explains how this happens:
Why Being Good at a Hobby Is So Important To Your Child’s Self Esteem
One time, a parent in my parenting group shared that their teenage daughter suffered from very low self-esteem.
It seems that she was extremely hesitant to take on any task – whether it be a school-related assignment or something at home. As an example, the parent shared with us that her daughter, (we’ll call her Stacey), was supposed to participate with several of her peers in a school presentation for history class. Stacey’s role in this project, in addition to presenting the project in front of the class with her peers, was to create a music playlist that was supposed to play in the background during the presentation…Read more at Parenting the Modern Family…
Confidence allows your child to face the world’s endless challenges with boldness. It’s no surprise that this empowering trait is common among people who express high satisfaction with life.
Developing meaningful hobbies should start early, and not be limited to the home. Parents who enroll their children in the right preschool will find an invaluable ally in this process. Spanish for fun! Duraleigh recognizes the importance of hobbies and promotes them.
We are a lauded Spanish-immersion daycare that nurtures your child’s interests using the proven principles of guided play. Our students learn the Spanish language and culture, receiving the cognitive and educational benefits that come from being bilingual, while gaining a genuine appreciation for diversity.
If you are searching for a preschool that will offer your child a safe, loving environment and an educational jumpstart, Spanish for fun! is your best option. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour of any of our four campuses. Call 919-881-1160 or complete the form on our website. We look forward to showing you why your child will thrive with us.