8 Unique Hobbies for Children

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There are lots of options when it comes to extra-curricular activities for children, and they are fantastic for supporting their overall development. However, traditional activities, like football club or piano lessons, are not appropriate for all children so it might be worth looking at some more unique options that can inspire your child and help them develop skills that they’re actually passionate about. Here are eight ideas from a prep school in Surrey

  1. Photography

Photography is a great hobby for young people to pursue because it encourages them to look at things in different ways and think outside the box. It requires the use of technology, which is always a bonus for kids in today’s digital environment and inspires creativity. They could even print their photos of and create a scrap book, which could then be a secondary hobby. 

  1. Knitting

Knitting or crocheting are both therapeutic activities that are very easy to learn and allow children to explore their creative side and feel accomplished once they finish a project. Plus, they’ll end up with some lovely creations that they can give as gifts to friends and family. 

  1. Coin Collecting

Coin collecting can act as a subtle history lesson for youngsters and may even lead to them befriending people in the community. 

  1. Yoga

Yoga is a fantastic way to help children relax, which is sometimes necessary if they happen to struggle with exams or other obligations. It is also great for their strength and general fitness. 

  1. Gardening

Gardening is a great way to get your children out in the fresh air and learn a variety of skills, such as patience and determination. They could grow their own vegetables, which will feel very rewarding when they eventually get to eat them with their dinner. What’s more, gardening will likely help your child develop a sense of respect for the environment.

  1. Geocaching

Geocaching is another great way to encourage your child to get some fresh air and exercise and is something the whole family can enjoy together. 

  1. Coding 

Learning to code is a fantastic skill and one that could lead to a range of amazing career opportunities for children once they get older. 

  1. Astronomy

If your child seems interested in all things space, why not get them a telescope, and encourage them to do some stargazing. Encourage them to do some research about different constellations and perhaps get creative and build a three-dimensional model of the solar system.

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