5 Unique Hobbies for Children

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Looking for something unique and inspiring for children to try out? Look no further than these 5 top hobbies children can try out today that are not so common, but still fun and engaging at the same time. This Independent School in the West Midlands has put together a series of activities your child can look to try out this summer to find their new passion.

Photography

Taking photos of your pets, family, or letting your child be artistic with the camera gives them plenty of ways to feel like they’re having fun. Whether you get the latest equipment for your child or start off small with a digital camera, it’s a great way of bringing your child into the world of art and making different perspectives out of the photos they take.

Survival Skills

If your child already goes to something like scouts or attends Brownies or Guides, then they’ll have a general grasp of how to handle themselves in the outdoors. More advanced clubs like Cadets will test your child’s knowledge to the limit, usually recommended for teenagers. They will be tested to handle extreme environments, learn how to cook and camp, dress for the weather and be able to handle long days of work or take part in long walks or runs.

Skateboarding

Extreme sports are often looked over, but in actual fact they’re great for children to take part in. Skateboarding is an example where children can learn how to balance, turn and be able to take care on the board. Over time they’ll also be able to show you how they do some awesome tricks, too! It’s a huge confidence booster for children to try out and have fun with.

Chess

It’s often regarded as a difficult game to master, but with the right amount of practice and guidance your child can grow to love this classic board game. Chess is about critical thinking and quickfire decision making that can make a child develop a lot of new skills that can be translated into the classroom.

Surfing or bodyboarding

If your child likes a trip to the beach, or spends a lot of their spare time in the water, then why not try and encourage them to pick up a water sport as a hobby? Similar to skateboarding, in that you have to practice balancing on a board, it gives children the chance to learn something engaging and different. They can also practice their skills at indoor or outdoor surfing centres across the country if they can’t head to the beach.

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