Hobbies are a great thing to have, especially for children. It helps them to express their own creativity and for them to learn new skills that will benefit them for the rest of their life.
The hobby could be as simple as reading books or creating art at home, or it could be more teamwork based like being part of a sports club or a band.
Here are our top reasons why children should have hobbies in their life:
If your child struggles to make friends at school, encouraging them to join a club with people who are like minded is a perfect way for them to make new friends. Long term this should help them to be more socially confident.
Team building skills
If your child develops an interest in a team sport or a hobby in the performance arts, they will learn valuable team building skills. This will follow them through all aspects of life, whether it be at school or in the future, at work.
Break from screens
We know how much children love to sit in front of their phones, tablets or televisions. Having a hobby is a perfect reason to reduce their time on these devices. Not only that it gets your child moving, decreasing their risk of obesity and diabetes.
Escape from boredom
A hobby helps to keep your child’s mind busy and it teaches them to chase their dreams, whether they want to become the next Mo Farrah or the next Elton John. This is especially important in the long school holidays when they are most likely to become bored.
Musical and performance arts – choir, music lessons, djing, dancing, singing lessons, theatre
Struggling to find a hobby?
Is your child still struggling to find their hobby? Sending them to an activity day camp is a great way for your child to find new activities that they love. Barracudas Activity Day Camps have over 80 activities which range from Quidditch, dancing, creating art or whizzing around the course on a quad bike! Not booked yet? Book your child onto our day camps here now and your child is sure to come back with a new hobby they’re excited about.