Unplugged family time has been replaced with technology and nowadays parents do give in by handing over tablets and phones so the children can zone out while the parents do their thing. Therefore, we picked out 5 non-screen hobbies for children so the parents can plan something that’s more productive and invigorating mentally and physically before their children become slaves to screen time.
These 5 non-screen hobbies for children will keep them engaged and at the same time give them an avenue to learn or adopt a new skill that might come handy later on.
Jenga has become a popular game and requires physical and mental skills. Playing Jenga means improving manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and strategic thinking as well as developing motor, problem-solving, and social skills amongst other benefits. And is a great activity for family game night. Just set up the blocks! Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks and avoid the tower from falling.
TRY A NEW CRAFT
Not all of us enjoying crafting, but it’d be exciting to start a creative activity with your child to shar the joy and perhaps learn something new together. And you never know that your child might develop an interest as well. How do embroidery, crochet, knitting, calligraphy, drawing, origami, painting, and scrapbooking sound as a intimate non-screen activity with your child?
Journaling for children is a great way to process their feelings and improve their writing skills, helping them communicate effectively. We think that encouraging your child to journal their thoughts can give them an insight into reasoning and rationalizing their emotions, arguments or debates. The social, mental and academic benefits of journaling are multiple.
LEARN AN INSTRUMENT
There are several indoor and non-screen activities like cooking, art and singing, but learning to play an instrument involves a lot of brain activity along with hand and eye coordination. From patience, to creativity, boosting confidence to increased memory and social skills – we personally think every child should learn to play at least one instrument in their life.
PLAY A SPORT
Swimming, dancing, football, horse riding, gymnastics, or yoga etc can be very stimulating for any child’s mental and physical well-being. From team building to adopting life long skills, and making like-minded friends aid in the child’s development as well.