I think most parents would agree in saying that their child spends far too long on their phone or tablet. Screen time is a big issue to tackle as it can be a hindrance to children in their development and deprive them of the chance to have fun and socialise out in the real world. A hobby can be a good distraction. It will keep them occupied and help them to learn about themselves and what they enjoy. Here are a few unique ones that you can get your child involved in.
This post was put together with the help of an independent school in London.
If you’ve ever tried to Ice Skate, you will know how difficult it can be. It involves balance and coordination but once you’ve mastered it, you can make beautiful shapes and movements.
Horses are beautiful, friendly animals and there are lots of benefits to riding them. It can help children with their coordination as well as developing core strength.
There’s actually a lot that goes into a game of chess and you will be surprised to learn how beneficial it can be. The game requires planning, self-awareness, and perspective as you must consider the implications of your moves as well as your opponents’. It’s a real workout for the brain as it relies on creativity and focus.
There’s lots of things that you can collect, and coins are one of them. It’s supposedly a hobby of kings as it dates back thousands of years to when kings and queens collected and tracked down those that were rare.
If they’re not into any of the above, a safe place would be to start with art. Children love it as they can experiment and create whatever they like. They have freedom and full flexibility. There are mental health benefits too as it can help with relaxation.
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