This is a partnered post.
There’s no shortage of fun and fulfilling activities you can do with your kids. Trips into the outdoors, playing in the yard, and so on are all great ways to spend the day. But sometimes, it’s worthwhile looking a little outside of the box, to see what other hobbies may be available for you all to enjoy. Take knitting, for example. It’s probably not the first activity you’d think to do with your little ones, but it can be highly rewarding! Below, we’ll run through some good reasons why you should consider knitting with your kids.
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You’ll Be Happier
Forget your kids for a moment: knitting will make you happier! They will also enjoy it, but it’s not hard to see the benefits that knitting will bring to your life. There’s a reason why so many people decide to pick up the hobby. It’s interesting, rewarding, challenging, and is one of the few hobbies where you actually produce something that you can use in your daily life too. There’ll be plenty of things you do that are just for your kids’ benefit. This one’s for you too!
It’s a Calm Activity
Anyone who has any children knows just how chaotic things can be. They’ll run around, make a lot of noise, and generally create a maddening environment. This energy is lovely to have at some points, but it’s not as if you want it to be like that all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an activity that’s a little calmer? That’s knitting. You’ll all sit there together, talking calmly while focused on the knitting task at hand. It can be messy, though, so be sure to keep things organized; this basket is a great way to store knitting supplies. Once everyone’s got the hang of knitting, you’ll find that you can spend a lovely couple of hours in relative peace.
You’ll Connect on Another Level
You’ll connect with your children on a number of levels. There’s the parenting/authority figure aspect and the fun and friendly aspect too. When you’re knitting together, the relationship will begin with a teacher/student setup. But once the beginning stages have passed, you’ll find that you connect on another level, one that’s different to all the levels of connectivity you enjoy. You’ll share happy moments when you finish a project, calm moments during, and overcome problems together. That’s pretty special.
It’ll Teach Your Kids Good Skills
Your children are going to learn a lot at school and at home, but they’re not going to learn everything just through the course of going through life. Some have to be brought into their life via other means, such as hobbies. They’ll learn teamwork if they’re part of a sports team, for example. Knitting will show them the value of patience and the beauty of engaging in an activity that is slow and peaceful. It’s a good skill for them to learn, one that’ll serve them well as they go through their young and into adulthood.