We are in the midst of the ‘age of technology’ so to speak, anybody born or raised in the 2000’s up until now will have been brought up with the idea that we need this technology and can’t remember a time without it. Technology certainly is great and helps our lives by making them simpler and easier in so many ways. However, it is important to teach our children when they are growing up the importance of actual hobbies where they will learn and develop life skills. It is all well and good being able to email, text and use Skype but it is even more important when trying to find a job to be able to demonstrate clear communication and leadership skills. In this article we will discuss a few activities that you can encourage your child to get involved in.
Outdoor activities are the best kind to get your kids involved in while they are young, when they get in to their teens they simply won’t be interested in orienteering, caving, walking, abseiling or kayaking but if you start then when they are young they will absolutely love it. It will get them out of the house and away from the TV and games consoles and help them to develop proper skills like teamwork, leadership and determination. There are many clubs that go on weekend retreats or weeklong trips in the summer where your kids can go and make friends and have a brilliant time.
Once they have learnt skills to develop themselves as a person try and get them involved in more artistic endeavours such as learning to draw, paint, sculpt or just get hands on and creative in general. A good idea is to try and get them making something they can take to school with them to show their friends whether it is a sticker, a design on their book or an iron on label that they have stick to their bag, pencil case or clothes. If you are interested in this idea then you can get your iron on labels today from a company called Erptech.
Finally the last stage of your child’s development will probably be sports, at high school most children find a sport that they are interested in, whether it is football, rugby, cricket or tennis the vast majority do so try and help them find the sport that they are interested in before they start there. After all of this your child will have a great all round personality instead being one of the many young children that now lack social skills and simply play on computer games all day.