4. Skates, board, and roller
Children a little older may find the hula hoops, jump ropes, and Frisbees a little under their age bracket, so let’s have them try a hobby that would challenge them. Skateboards are hip and cool, boys drool over the image of them whipping a skateboard trick in front of their friends.
But safety first, get helmets and pads to avoid bumps and bruises. Girls may find skateboards quite fun, too. But if in case they don’t, we have roller skates for them. And if they want to graduate from roller skates, let’s get them a nice new pair of rollerblades.
5. Nature excursions
If our child doesn’t want to get out of the house, they’re just at home with their gadgets and tech, and we’ve tried to entice them with cool toys for the outdoors without any luck, we don’t give up.
We broaden our horizons and scan the neighborhood for places like creeks, rivers, lakes, hiking trails, and the seaside, areas that are safe for kids to play in. Once we find one, take the necessary preparations then announce to them that you are going on an excursion. Make it a surprise or not, whatever works best for them, then make it such a fun outing for everyone that next weekend they’ll ignore their gadgets and ask to go back there.
We’ve all learned how to ride bikes when we were kids, that’s a fact. But if it isn’t for you, then start learning with your kids. Riding bikes is the first taste of freedom a human being truly experienced, young and carefree, we just pedal on with our friends and let the bikes take us wherever.
We’d ride after school and come back home in time for dinner. Those were the days. Also, biking is a hobby that’s a form of exercise. Start by teaching them to balance, then having a ride with them to build their confidence. A good alternative to bikes is scooters.