10 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Kids to Have Hobbies

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Hobbies play an important role in your child’s development, from increasing creativity to improving skills, and even reducing stress.

Highlight

Hobbies, when practised regularly, can be beneficial for your children

  • Hobbies make your kids creative and skilled.
  • They increase motivation, confidence, interest in studies and concentration.
  • It helps them to relieve stress and reduces TV time.
  • Their hobby can also be a potential career option.

Hobbies are an important part of your child’s growth. Apart from making them more active, they also help your child in various other ways.

Motivation

When their interest becomes their passion, children become motivated to become better at it.

Skill

Hobbies help your children hone many skills – motor and language skills and other Multiple Intelligence skills.

Confidence

Their self-esteem naturally increases when they become better at their hobby related skill.

Reading

When your kids become interested in a hobby, they will start reading up on it to know more about it – instructions, its history, famous personalities of that field and more.

Interest in studies

If their hobby has some link to the subjects they study in school, their interest in the subject also piques.

Creativity

Hobbies make your children more creative as they think of more ways to make their play interesting.

Concentration and Attention

If your children become invested in a hobby, they will spend more time and concentrate more when practising. This improves their overall concentration levels.

Reduces TV time

Once your children find a hobby they are passionate about, you’ll be glad to rarely see them sitting in front of the screen.

Stress buster

With all the stress from homework, assignments and exams, hobbies allow your child to spend some time doing something that they enjoy.

Potential career option

Hobbies that turn into a passion that can turn into a career choice is also common. So, let your child explore and find out which hobby they develop an interest in. It could shape their future in more ways than one.

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