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Here Is What Happens When You Count Hobbies As Homeschool
One of the major advantages of homeschooling is that your child has more time to explore personal interests and grow on their own. Having your child explore hobbies they love is an amazing way to help your child learn and grow. Some hobbies can even be used as part of your homeschool curriculum – allowing your child to log homeschool hours while doing what they love. Win-win!
By allowing your children to explore their own interests, so many wonderful things can happen.
- They find out more about themselves and what careers or classes they may want to pursue as they get older.
- Our children will gain confidence when they find hobbies they excel at.
- Some students flourish into entrepreneurs.
- Children ultimately grow by learning and occasionally figuring out things on their own. Believe it or not, they don’t need our direction in every passion or pursuit.
- Making a little money can be a wonderful by-product of pursuing their passions.
- There is so much more to learn with each endeavor. As our children begin a new hobby, that is just the beginning.
- We can continue to custom design a curriculum to meet their learning styles and interests.
Here are some examples of hobbies that can count as homeschool.
The arts are all great options for hobbies kids can enjoy as part of your homeschool. The arts have been proven to improve creativity and intelligence. Allow your child to try different forms of art from dance, music, to painting. You can even look for youth theater programs in your area.
Some kids have a knack for money and a passion for finding ways to earn it. These kids thrive on starting their own businesses. This can be a great way for your child to work on math, communication skills, and general career and business skills. Give your child a starter budget and see where their first business takes them. Or allow them to take their entrepreneurial skills online and run a small business selling their crafts.
Cooking and baking make an excellent hobby for kids. In the kitchen, kids learn life skills, direction following, practical math skills, health and safety, and even science. Kids that enjoy cooking and baking as a hobby are learning every moment whether they are exploring cookbooks from the local library or testing out a new unique recipe they created.
A lot of kids and teens find interest in trades. These hobbies can be everything from working on an old junker car to taking apart and repairing electronic devices. Not only is your child working on critical thinking skills, but these hobbies also teach your child life skills, career skills, and allow them to explore much-needed trades skills. These hobbies are fantastic for kids that want to pad their resume for when they enter the job market.
Many kids enjoy video games as a hobby. Whether you agree with it or not, if you are going to allow them to play – you might as well make it count in your homeschool. Use fun resources that tap into their enjoyment of Minecraft, Legos, or puzzles.
More Hobbies As Homeschool
String Art/Yarn Art
Collecting – Rocks, Bugs, Stamps
Just to name a few.
Whatever your child’s favorite past time is, there is probably a way to make it count as homeschooling and spend more time exploring their passions.