How is Hobby Applied in Children?
Hobby is defined as a loving, relaxing and playful activity. It plays an important role in a healthy spiritual development with its playful and relaxing side that adds meaning to the hobby. In addition, hobbies and interests can be an important guide in choosing a child. It is possible to monitor the effects of interests in the selection of friends, even in the place of living and the choice of partner.
How is the hobby determined in children?
For this reason, we should not give hobbies and interests, make an effort to take place in the lives of our children and care and develop their existing interests and hobbies. There is no rule that every child will have a special ability, but there is an activity that children are interested in. The most important way to identify them is to observe. Children are their favorite game. The game is an area where children can develop their skills for the future. The toys used during the game are tools that stimulate the child’s five senses and emotions, improve their assessment and practice skills, enrich their imagination and accelerate their physical and spiritual development. The games they play and the toys they choose will give an idea about their activities and skills.
In general, in the first months of life more and more colorful toys attract the attention of children.
Teddy bears, babies and cubes take their place among the objects that attract children’s attention. Playing games such as filling and unloading cubes are fun and exciting for children. Items such as pencil paper also attract the child’s attention, take them in hand, make various doodles. In the following months, the child starts to keep the pencil more neat, and his shapes start to gain a certain form. Circles are observed between the doodles around the age of 2-3 years. Play doughs around 3 years of age and games played with cubes are evident. Rocking horses, tricycles are interesting. Movement skills of children aged 4-6 have increased and nest and kindergarten experiences have enriched their social lives. In these ages, girls in the children’s marriage, male policing, etc. iconic games such as Puppets, coloring books, folding, sticking, listening to picture stories are the activities of this age group.
As long as there is no special talent (such as painting, music, etc.), the games and activities that children enjoy (except for gender differences) are generally similar.
During the elementary school period, games with rules come to the fore. Games such as chess, word derivation and monopoly are indispensable for this age. Model making, puzzles are fun games. They like to do sports and follow sports events. Interest in science is evident. They like to do experiments. Space, animal world etc. and to share this information with their friends. They like to read adventure books. Painting and music are among the beloved ones during this age.
The interests that have existed since adolescence begin to concentrate in a certain area. Picture, music, sports, such as certain branches. Activities with friends are preferred. How they are perceived in the social environment during this age is very important. For this reason, they are affected by each other and they tend to acquire hobbies in some areas where they are not actually related. For example, it’s like starting a guitar with a friend who plays a very good guitar. Generally, such attempts will not last long. Issues such as politics and history are important for young people. They like to talk about these issues and enter into discussions.
Book selections are also affected. They begin to question on their own, what they like, what they do not like, which aspects are weak, which aspects are strong, do they have the ability in a certain area or not. Severe indecision may lead to discontent, frustration, lack of self-confidence. Comparing themselves with friends can feel themselves inadequate. They have a certain feature or skill and desire to be accepted in their environment. They try to highlight these features among their friends. For this reason, a young hobby is an important helper for the young person to express himself / herself.
A hobby for children and adolescents takes them away from activities such as playing games for hours on the computer and aimlessly long time on the Internet.
Directing a child with anger control problem to activities such as painting, music, chess, and sports, allows the child to reduce their unwanted tendencies and channel their energies into a healthy direction. The rehabilitative effects of hobbies in this sense are very evident. That is why we insist on the importance of making a hobby for their children when they come to us with such complaints.
What are the responsibilities of the parents in acquiring hobbies and identifying their interests?
The most important point that should be considered when directing children is the interest of the child. Normally, we cannot expect a child who has no interest in music or sports, because we think it will be useful for us to learn, or to have a history of art or sports because we cannot do it ourselves. As the meaning of hobbies includes, it should be a loving, relaxing and enjoyable work for the person. If we think that our child is talented in a certain area, directing the child to this area will be a correct attitude.
In fact, children are not usually expected to have difficulty in directing as they are related to the field they are capable of.
If we want it to be useful for him but we are not sure if he / she is interested or not, we should prefer to be a model this time. For example, children who want to play sports at home in a sport, a mother who loves to paint children from a very young age is more likely to be interested in painting. A fisherman who likes fishing can go fishing on weekends with his son, which will likely cause his son to find a similar hobby. When directing a child without a certain hobby, it is important to observe the child, to talk to him, to be familiar with him and to guide the child according to his needs.
For example, where does the child spend most of his time, reads books, reads what kind of books, reads what part of newspapers and magazines, watch TV, watch what programs, go to the cinema or theater? If it goes, it should be known what kind of movies and games you prefer to watch. Who are his friends, hobbies and habits of his friends, what features come among them with the foreground? If there is a collection he makes, he helps his mother at home or, if he is, he should know what he is capable of.
We can also get information from teachers who know our child at school .
Which one is successful, literature, mathematics, picture or music, whether a social child, theater skills, whether we have a feature that we do not know can learn. As we said from the start, if the areas of interest are specific, it is best to direct them to the area where they are particularly interested or skilled. It would also be very useful to direct it to an area that we believe should be developed. For example, a child with difficulty in the social field, with poor empathy skills and difficulty in emotion expression can be directed to the drama. For any child showing hyperactive properties, any branch of swimming or sport may be a suitable option. Caution functions may choose a weak child chess.
But the child a hobby edindirel’m saying to strangle him, not cause tired of his activities is very important.
Nowadays, many parents make a common mistake in the form of a program consisting of many occupations. For example, when we look at the weekly schedule, we see children who attend school from morning to afternoon, take piano lessons on certain days of the week, go on for a few days during the week and swim at certain hours during the week, and attend a few days of the week to attend theater activities. In this way, a program appears in unacceptable limits, especially considering the presence of homework and physical fatigue at school.
In this case, even if the child likes it, he will not be able to enjoy these activities and he / she will face with a possible low success in school success . Such examples are often the result of programs that parents of children of perfectionist parents expect to develop in a multifaceted manner. Children often also force themselves to meet their parents’ expectations.
In some cases, children may tend to over-concentrate in a certain area.
Although this can often be seen in cases where we cannot call computer addiction as a hobby, it can also be experienced in extreme situations in which we sometimes accept as useful. If the problem is that the social relationships of the child, the success of the school, in short, the negative impact of the life of the psychological problems should be sought at the bottom. This type of tendency can often be observed in children with problems with their family, avoiding their responsibilities, inadequate school success and having problems in friendship. In some psychiatric disorders, the areas of interest may cover most of the experience as an obsession and may reach the level requiring treatment.