When you’re kids are babies and toddlers, you spend all of your time trying to keep them entertained with various toys and distractions. But as they get a little older and become interested in different things, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with your children and explore different hobbies and interests. It will probably be times like these that your children will remember when they’re adults.
A lot of parents want to spend more quality time with their children. Work and other responsibilities can leave us feeling that we’re not spending enough time together as a family. Bonding with your child as they grow is a really special time, but many parents wonder what the best way to do this is.
So how can you find out which interests and hobbies your child might like?
Introduce them to your hobbies
Do you love to cycle, fish, or watch your local football team build Lego? Sharing something you love with your kids can create a really special bond. So why not introduce them to it? Talk to them about it, why you like it and how you would love them to try it too. Most kids jump at the chance to do something different and spend time with their parents.
So, if there’s a big game on, get dressed up in your matching patriotic tshirt designs, paint your faces in your team colors and it could be just the beginning of your new way to spend time together. Hopefully, your team will do well and you could find yourself traveling all over the country.
Make the effort to find out about their interests
It’s really easy to dismiss the kind of things that kids are interested in these days. After all, there’s just so much of it, and it can seem like utter gibberish to a parent looking on. Ask your kid what it is they would like to do, and what type of things they like to watch and play and you might find something you could get involved in. For example, if they like gaming, ask if you can play too or take them to an arcade where you’ll have a fighting chance of beating them at something.
Make a list of things you would like to try
Why not explore something new together? Sit down and make a list of different activities you’d like to try or places you’d like to visit. It will a chance to experience something new for the first time, together. Work your way through the list and see if there is anything you might want to continue doing.
Modern life can be super busy, so taking the time to spend time with your kids can be more difficult than you might like. Finding a hobby or interest that you can pursue together is a fantastic way to build your relationship over time and give you both amazing memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.