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7 Ways to Support Your Child’s Hobbies While at Home During Quarantine

As a parent, you want to do your best for your child, like supporting his or her hobbies wholeheartedly even during this pandemic. The following are seven ways you can support your child’s hobbies.

1. Getting the Equipment

One thing you can do to show your child you care about his or her hobby is to simply buy what your child needs. A lot of stores are closed right now and even if they weren’t, you probably wouldn’t feel too comfortable going out to buy something that wasn’t essential.

The good thing is you can still buy things online. If it’s a tool or an instrument or whatever your kid needs, it can be found online. Try to support a small business rather than big-box online stores that don’t need your support.

2. Taking Classes

Another thing you can do during this pandemic is get your child to learn more about his or her hobby. Now, this does depend on your child’s specific hobby, so do your best to modify these suggestions to your needs.

For example, if your kid is trying to learn to play an instrument, why not give him or her online music lessons. You may not be able to take your kid to a regular class just yet, but you can opt for online lessons. Make sure your internet is as fast as it could be to avoid communication issues; talk to your internet provider about that.

3. Watching the Experts

Depending on your child’s hobby, you should consider finding people he or she could look up to. Chances are your child’s hobby is shared by many people around the world.

For example, if your kid loves music, why not allow him or her to watch a concert from the comfort of your home. You’d be surprised how many musicians are giving online performances nowadays. This only applies to kids who love music, but there are alternatives, like virtual science exhibits and even virtual museums.

4. Promoting an Exhibit

During the pandemic, you might want to consider encouraging a home exhibit of whatever your child is into. If your kid is learning how to sing or play an instrument, you could put on a concert.

The concert could just be for everyone inside the household, or you can ask other family members to join in through video calls. It’s important to make this concert feel genuine; create a stage, dress up, and allow your kid to show off everything he or she has learned.

5. Try to Join

The next thing you want to consider is joining in the fun. Now, the reality is some hobbies require some talent, so be honest about your skills.

You want to learn with your child as much as you can. Maybe you can’t learn the instrument, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help in other ways, like caring for your child’s instrument or purchasing accessories. The same thing goes for any other hobby, be it card collection or whatever your kid is interested in.

6. Finding Like-Minded Kids

Everyone needs a support system, including your kid. Yes, you are there, and the rest of your family is there, but he or she is going to appreciate a support system of like-minded kids.

Normally, kids with hobbies make friends in class or maybe in a fair where other kids share their passions, but that’s not something you can do right now. Still, this doesn’t mean your kid can’t find other kids online who share his or her passion. Be sure to talk to the other child’s parents to be responsible parents.

7. Planning for the Future

COVID-19 is going to pass; there is no way of knowing how the world is going to overcome this pandemic, but it’ll happen. There are countries out there who’ve found smart ways to get back to normal, such as South Korea, Greece, or New Zealand.

This is the reason you might want to consider planning for the future with your kid. Find out what he or she wants to do once everyone’s able to go back out. Will he or she like to go to a camp that focuses on his or her passion? Ask away, and make genuine plans for the future.

These are just some things you can do for your kid now to support his or her passions. Doing things like this is strange, but it is all for the good of your family and this world.

Tim Esterdahl

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