The following is a guest post – enjoy!
Kids should have a hobby that fulfills them but also improves them in a way. Obviously, it has to be interesting as well, otherwise, they won’t care about it much and they’ll end up abandoning it sooner than they started practicing it.
It might sound a bit peculiar, but sewing is actually the perfect hobby for children. Not only is it fun and interesting, but it also offers them a wide range of benefits that will improve their character and help them develop adequately both mentally as well as physically. And on top of that, it helps them acquire a few skills that will come in very handy later on in their lives.
But don’t take my word for it, allow me to prove it to you. With that in mind, here are a couple of reasons which demonstrate that sewing is indeed the perfect hobby for your children.
Reason #1: Sewing improves their fine motor skills
Before she started sewing, my daughter used to have difficulties when she had to hold small items firmly, she would either drop them or break them after a while. I read somewhere that sewing by hand helps resolve such issues so I started teaching her how to do that. Luckily, she loved it from the get-go so sewing became a part of our daily routine.
After some time I noticed that she wasn’t as clumsy with small items as she was before and that she had stopped accidentally breaking and crushing tiny things. It didn’t exactly happen overnight, but her fine motor skills definitely became much better since she started sewing.
Reason #2: Sewing teaches them how to be patient and persistent
Most kids are very impatient and they hate having to wait for something. Well, unfortunately for them, a lot of different life situations require us to be very calm and patient or else we have to face certain consequences. Therefore, it’s best for them to learn how to be patient when they are still kids, simply because such a thing becomes harder and harder to accomplish as they get older.
If they start sewing while they’re young, they will subtly build their character to be composed and calculated, instead of being rash and careless. Sewing doesn’t tolerate recklessness, it reflects it on the thing you’re creating, making it unappealing and incomplete. And kids don’t like failure, which means they’ll do everything they can to achieve their goal, over and over, until they finally succeed.
Reason #3: Sewing can be learned easily
Even though this is the last reason on the list, it’s equally important as the previous two. To be honest, the simplicity of sewing is what attracted me to it as well.
I’m pretty sure that’s also the reason why my daughter likes it so much. She enjoys doing things on her own, without me assisting her, and it didn’t take long for me to allow her to use her mini sewing machine by herself. Of course, I didn’t do so because I was careless, it’s just that she was making amazing progress, so it just felt right.