Nurturing the Hobbies of Kids during #lockdown

Most parents are so busy with the studies, curriculum, and activities of kids that they forget to nurture what the kid really loves. This #lockdown is proving to be a blessing in disguise for many kids as they are getting time to nurture their ‘real’ hobbies. In many cases, parents decide what hobby the kid should choose and put them in a ‘hobby class’ accordingly. I mean I see 3-year-old kids going to hobby classes like Karate, Guitar, Painting, Singing, etc. I don’t think a three-year-old can actually know their true hobbies. Parents would argue that unless we expose them to various activities how would they choose. Therefore kids are made to run from one hobby class to another and by the time they finish school, they lose interest in all hobbies.

During this #lockdown most Indian parents are exhausted with cooking, cleaning, working from home, running like Usian Bolt to procure supply and thankfully finding very little time to nag the kid. They have finally gone into a ‘Ja Simran Ja, Jee le Apni Zindagi‘ mode. Thus, the kids are having fun and doing things they really love to do. So they are now painting, writing poems, playing the piano, writing short stories, reading books, dancing, cooking, etc. I am honestly impressed to see my social media timeline overwhelmed with the activities of such amazingly talented kids. I am learning so much from them.

I never knew my nieces could do such beautiful pencil sketches, had no clue that my friend’s son could play the piano so well, a neighbor’s daughter who literally grew up in front of me can write such gripping short stories, another friend’s daughter is a would-be famous poet. I am learning how to make bookmarks from a four-year daughter of a school friend. I am proud to have a talented next generation.


4 thoughts on “Nurturing the Hobbies of Kids during #lockdown

  1. Unishta says:

    This is a great time to rediscover your children . And since you are so harried doing all the housework, you do tend to appreciate any activity they can do by themselves. Sadly for me my 4 year old granddaughter can only ‘watch’ on her own. even if she paints ( which she loves) she want me to be around her….Perhaps I will have to figure out a way for her to do her stuff while I do mine

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    • Balaka says:

      My son is exactly like this.. he always wants me around. Then I gave him a project to prepare 21 dishes in 21 days and then make videos of it. Now he is super busy cooking, shooting and editing. I supervise the cooking part but the rest of shooting and editing he does on his own. I created a Facebook page for him and he is super thrilled . Now he is sticking less to my a** 😂


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