Getting children interested in activities



Talent is present in all individuals. Tapping the talent and making it excel is essential. Though your child’s recitation skills or talking patterns may be great, it is important for you to make you child adjusted to the decorum required on stage. A sloppy posture or awkward movement may not get the child there. Initially it is to be understood that one has to expose the child to a lot of activities. His or her interest levels have to be kept up and it is wrong to offer bribes to make them do the same.


Summer camps are an excellent way to find what your child is good at. Roller skating is a great sport or if the child is inclined towards athletics then that would be great. Many times children from age three or four show disinterest in the activity. This is the time for the parent to gather more grit and make the activity interesting for the child. There are signs of total disinterest like whining or cribbing and then the parent could focus on something different.


Making a child dance or sing compulsorily may not work. Let the child participate in the various activities in school like the drawing competition, fancy dress day or the poster talent. It is also preferable to make the child dress in outfits designed by you rather than ready made hire items. This makes the child more keen on understanding the concept. Later the child gets independent and creativity will be spontaneous. As you sit down with your child to make the chart or poster on vegetables, let the child help you to straighten the paper, fetch the pencil or stick the items. This gives them a feeling of responsibility.


As kids grow, their school syllabus increases leaving them less time for activities. Watching television or playing a video game is the most desired option resulting in a couch potato syndrome. It is better to opt for a long tennis class or gymnastics at a club nearby. One hour of exercise and random play would bring out the best in your child physically and mentally. The initiative has to be taken by the parent or caregiver.

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