7. Outdoor sports
What we can do for our toddlers is to “Inception” them into liking a sport. Let’s put up a small hoop with a small football goal while they are still too young to be left alone outside or rubber basketballs for them to play with. When they get older and want to play basketball or football all the time, it will be easier to make them like outdoor sports when the right time comes. They will be going out with their friends everyday shooting hoops or scoring goals on the field and splashing threes like they were Steph or Klay.
Photography might be the easiest hobby that we can get our children to pick up, especially for those at that age where they are already connected emotionally to their phones or gadgets. Their devices have cameras, so invite them to go out and bring it with them. Like a security blanket, they will clutch it tight.
When going out, prepare a game of scavenger hunt, but with a twist. Tell your kids it will be a photo scavenger hunt. Give them a list of things they should photograph, including some require selfies with them, some not. They will surely have fun with it and then shower them with praises at how great their photos look as well as how they can be professional photographers.
Gardening seems more for adults, really than for kids. But anything to get their hands off that device would be good news. Curious little kids would have a fun day with their parents working in the garden and making a mess of themselves at the same time. Give the older kids something to look forward to, such as a plant that grows fast and bears fruit they can harvest themselves. The satisfaction they can get from growing their own plants and harvesting their own food will be priceless.