Out of the many questions that a student is asked, the most frequent and likeable one for the teachers is the question about hobbies. It is considered to be an ice-breaker. The moment a teacher asks a student about his hobbies he tends to become relieved from the nervousness he was carrying inside him. He finds a friend in his teacher, immediately responding with a big smile about the various leisurely activities he indulges in whenever he gets some free time for himself.
Kids attain hobbies at an early stage of their lives. They have quite distinguishable hobbies. Some may show their preference towards drawing, colouring while some may like to dance, sing and enjoy playing. These hobbies are refined once they enter their teenage years. They prefer reading books, watching movies, playing specific outdoor sports and listening to music.
Why do you think teachers ask students about their hobbies? Apart from the above reason that it proves to be an ice breaker, teachers have observed that it is a vital activity in building a student’s personality to bring about overall development.
Here are 5 tips you can use to encourage your child to take up new hobbies:
In the following paragraphs, you will understand why it is important to have a hobby for an individual? Its requirement in our daily lives and why we should continue practicing it until the end of our lives.
1. Kindles Creativity
When kids are introduced to a variety of activities, they find it to be not only enjoying themselves while doing them but also begin to channel their creativity. Your kid may be interested in several different activities. As a parent, it will be your responsibility to establish all kinds of activities that are required for your child’s overall growth and development. They will like to do all the activities and slowly become inclined towards the one which makes them comfortable and ignites their creativity. Your child may be good at painting, or colouring which may develop into refined sketching skills in future. Thus, as adults, it is our duty towards the next generation that they are introduced to activities along with education.
2. Inculcates a Sense of Achievement
With every activity, a child performs he will inculcate a sense of achievement. This is a dominant factor concerning the growth of the child. For example, when a teen begins to learn to play a musical instrument, there are high chances of him facing difficulties while learning, but if he perseveres without giving up he eventually will learn to play that instrument. This will make him a confident individual. He will be able to perform in front of an audience. This is nothing but a sense of achievement. Similarly, a kid solving a puzzle may in stil confidence and be satisfied with his accomplishment after solving it.
3. Encourage Interaction
Hobbies encourage a student to take a break from his routine. Going to school, taking tuition, doing homework, most of the time a student’s life revolves around doing these activities. In the process of completing tasks, he may forget to interact with different people around him. Practice hobbies will not only make him take a break but also motivate him to interact and socialize with people of different backgrounds. The fact that your child visits the park befriends other kids will assist him to build compassion and empathy towards others. Your child will go through unique experiences which will enhance his character.
4. Develops Dexterity
Executing hobbies makes a person develop his skills. Consequently, he achieves perfection in many of his hobbies. However, this may require parents equal support and encouragement. You will be able to understand your child and your adolescent according to their choice of leisurely activities. If you keep encouraging them with the things they like doing they will attain satisfaction along with dexterity.
5. Enrichment Of Perspective
When a student develops dexterity he ultimately finds his perspective. His outlook towards situations may vary and become unique. This will consequently make him a better human being. He will be aware of things and find the purpose of his life while performing his hobby. Many successful individuals have taken up careers that were initially their hobbies. Hobbies not only make your child a skilled individual but also enhance them to become an empathetic person. It will make them conscious of their surroundings and inculcate a sense of belonging in this world.
Thus as a parent, you should encourage your child to have hobbies. Make them aware of different activities that they can perform along with studying. This will surely make them better individuals and better global citizens.