Camping gives you and your family a chance to meditate and get lost in your thoughts. Through meditation, you can quickly identify what makes you happy and therefore determine your talents. However, you might have been forced to terminate your camping plans until Covid-19 is no longer a threat. Since the kids are at home, you can use this chance to identify their hidden talents and nurture them. Here are a few tips.
- Do your Kids Daydream?
Does your kid get lost in thought? You might realize that they enjoy drawing themselves on paper or gaze at the sky. From time to time, they might surprise you with ideas. That shows that your kid is quite creative and might have excellent problem-solving skills. To nurture such a kid, help them take their imagination to the next level. You can buy books that they can indulge in this period. Besides, when schools resume, you can enroll them in an art school.
- Are they Hands-on Learners?
You might notice that your kid is always trying to figure out how things work. In that case, your kid is a hands-on learner. Besides, they learn quickly by observing how things work or how they are assembled. To nurture such kids, buy them toys that can easily be assembled and be reassembled. Toys that make sounds might also fascinate them. However, you might need to give them a keen eye since they might cause some damage to the house.
- The Linguist
You might have a kid who doesn’t struggle to construct sentences at a tender age. They also learn how to write at an early stage. Such kids are also great storytellers. On the downside, they might talk nonstop. To nurture a kid with linguistic skills, set aside storytelling time. You can even record them and make them listen to their voice. That way, they can know what to do better.
- The Orderly Kid
You might realize that one of your kids is very neat. You might find out that they always sort out their toys in a particular order. Sometimes by color, or by size. Such children possess a sequential learning ability. They are also keen to detail. They are likely to excel in math and science. To nurture them, give them items to sort out, such as colored blocks. You can even tell them to help you arrange items in your house.
Sometimes, parents have expectations. You might hope that your kids will follow in your footsteps, which might not always be the case. Therefore, accept that your child might be gifted differently. Have an open mind and let your child explore on their own.
Each child has unique abilities. However, it takes a keen parent to identify and nurture them. Take this chance to pay attention to your kids’ interests. Consequently, your kid might get smarter. When the pandemic is over, we can resume camping to identify other strengths, such as social skills.