Can kids have a passion for something? Of Course! We love seeing our campers do the things that they are passionate about. Whether it’s playing soccer, dancing, painting, or computer programming, Summer Camp offers kids the opportunity to try new hobbies. Helping children find a hidden a talent or a new interest is one of the most rewarding parts of our job.
Passions help kids build self-esteem and a sense of identity. In the course of pursuing their hobbies, children learn to set goals, self-motivate, solve problems, and make decisions. In the long run, a hobby might lead to a lifelong interest, a university degree, or a career.
So how can you help your children discover and excel in the things they’re passionate about? Here are a 4 tips to get you started.
Observe and ask
Observe your child at play. What kinds of activities are they drawn to when they have a break from school? Try asking them some open ended questions. Which activities do they like in school? At camp? What do they want to be when they grow up?
Chances are, you and your child already have a sense of what kind of activities they’re interested in. Take some time to look into the resources at your disposal. Your child might try many teams and lessons before they find something that sticks. Trail and error is key!
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