Six uncommon activities to keep your children busy this summer

It’s now holiday time for students in several parts of the country. While it’s fun time for children, parents find it tough to carry on their daily chores with children around. That’s why hobby classes are a hit among parents at this time. Every year, opting for the same popular hobby classes can be pretty boring, even for children. So, here we give you a list of some uncommon activities which besides keeping your child entertained will also enhance his/her personality:

1. Calligraphy

You might say why is it even important in today’s digital age. That’s because studies say that our brain behaves differently when we write by hand as opposed to typing or touching a screen. Further, writing improves memory thus helping students in learning their lessons better.

2. Mental Maths

One thing about schools is good, it discourages use of calculators. Mental maths is important as it keeps the brain sharp and efficient, improves a child’s number sense and leads to logical thinking.

3. Drama classes

Besides improving the articulation, it removes the fear of public speaking among children. They learn to work in team. Further, it provides an outlet to express emotions or thoughts, thus reducing stress among students by releasing physical, emotional and mental tension.

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4. 3D Printing

3D printing is used by experts throughout the world to solve real-world problems. Imagine, your children using their creativity to come up with a solution to any such problem. Not only will it enhance their creative powers, but it will also improve their problem-solving skills and teach them the importance of teamwork.

5. Adventure Sports

Sports is always highly recommended for students. But our focus here is on adventure sports. That’s because it pushes one to get out of their comfort zone and helps in overcoming fears. These advantages are in addition to teaching endurance, friendship, trust and improving concentration.

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6. Organic Farming

The World is heading for a food crisis. According to the World Economic Forum, with the global population expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, the demand for food will be 60% higher than it is today. Add to it factors like climate change, soil degradation and urbanisation, leading to far greater stress on the food supplies. Thus, it is important to teach children to grow their own food. This will also make them respect food, thus reducing wastage.

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