TGIF parents! The weekend is here already and a good time to get involved in family friendly activities to help develop your child’s gifts, talents and abilities. As parents, helping your children tap into their passions and talents is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.
Making your children passionate about what they have to offer the world and knowing who they are is a great self-esteem booster. Some of your child’s activities may lead to a passion in the future.
Here are some family-friendly activities that can help develop their interests.
Communicate with them
Find the time this weekend to get into conversing with your child. Listen to whatever your child might be telling you regarding their interests. Children will talk non-stop about what interests them; even if it does not interest you, listen anyway.
Develop a reading attitude with your child this weekend. Encourage time for reading sessions with your children so they can easily develop their love for books when they grow older. Also, reading aloud to infants further stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world.
Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message that reading is worthwhile. As this will aid them in finding their own talents. Read also (Why you should read to your children )
Playing Games Together
As a family, choosing fun and engaging games to play will help your child develop their interests. Games such as monopoly teach them about managing finances early, chess, ludo, twisters are games that teach your child about taking turns, following guidelines and being a good sport even if they lose.
Telling stories about Famous People as Children
Finding the time in the weekend for storytelling is a good way to connect with your children. You can watch videos or tell stories about the stories of successful people they know as this can motivate and encourage your children to persevere in their interests.
Famous people such as Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world started out tinkering with electronics to develop his love for computers and electronics. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most popular talk show hosts in the world started reading at the age of 3, which started a famous love for books; and so many others.
This will further stimulate your child’s drive to succeed and hence encourage their gift and talent.
Watching Online Learning Channels
As parents, find the time this weekend to introduce your children to youtube channels to develop their interests in the things they love to do. This will increase their learning, keep them engaged and encourage conversation with their parents.
You can get the YouTube Kids app that makes it easier and fun for children to explore on their own. And makes it easier for parents to guide their journey as they discover new and exciting interests along the way.
Create time for your child this weekend, give them the attention they seek and encourage their own activities. Learning how to develop their gifts, talents and interests start from home with parents who help children to identify their interests; and encourage them to continue to learn and explore.