Last week when we covered letter C I had a really hard time narrowing down my selection of hobbies but letter D was a different story. I have had difficulty coming up with hobbies that we enjoy that begin with a D. My son’s do enjoy drawing but that might be our only D hobby. Other hobbies that children might enjoy include dancing, dogs, drumming, and disc golf. Drama is another great hobby and elective course that can be very enjoyable and beneficial.
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If you read my Blogging through the Alphabet with Hobbies: Art post you know that I do not have a natural gift for art or drawing but my children are learning to really enjoy it. I have provided them with lessons from SchoolhouseTeachers.com and You Are An Artist both of which they have enjoyed. However, one of the best things I have found for encouraging them in their drawing is to simply provide plenty of drawing supplies and opportunities. A good sketch pad, a variety of pencils, colored pencils, markers, and other drawing tools that are readily available help them to feel comfortable drawing whenever they see something they want to draw.
Drama is another great hobby D which is also often used as an elective. While we do not personally participate in drama and theater by performing, we love to go and watch our friends perform. Just last week we were able to go see a performance of Alice In Wonderland in which several of our friends performed. You can encourage a love of drama through attending performances, watching performances online, and participating in your local community theater or perhaps a church performance. You can also turn that hobby into a class or just provide instruction for a child that wants to know more with one of the six different Drama and Speech courses provided by SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Our children participate in the 4-H public speaking completion each year and really enjoy it. This could also be a great way to help a student who is interested in drama to get more comfortable in front of people and work on skills such as speaking clearly and projecting your voice.
Do your children draw or participate in drama? What are your favorite resources for those hobbies or what other D hobbies do your children participate in?
Display Frames (these are on my wish list)
Prismacolor Color Pencil and sharpener Set (these are more expensive than crayola but if you have a child that is serious about art I think they are worth the money.)
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