In today’s time, it is so easy to lose touch with what is truly important, your family. From your career to your household responsibilities to daily stress, sometimes we don’t have the time to spend with the people that matter the most and before we know it, it’s too late. Our little children that once crawled into our beds are now out until morning and somehow we have become the enemy. Scale modeling is a fun activity for the whole family that creates bonding time with your children, a childhood hobby that they will carry with them forever. You can start while your kids are of any age with the proper guidance. With a wide range of scale models available such as space robots, pistols, cars and construction equipment, every family member will find a piece that they will enjoy building. Here are five reasons to start scale modeling with your kids today.
Benefits of a Hobby for Kids and Adults
Starting a hobby with your kids is a fun way to bond and spend time with them and it has value for both the parents and kids that partake. Finding a hobby that both the kids and adults enjoy can be tricky, but it has significant benefits for mental and physical health. Here are some of the benefits for adults and kids:
Benefits of a Hobby for Adults:
- Forces you to take some time for yourself
- Provides a way to declutter your mind and allow you to relax
- Keeps you in better physical health
- Opens up your world to other potential interests
- Promotes mindfulness and allows you to stay present in your career and family
- Improves sleep
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Expands knowledge base
- Offers new challenges and allows you to explore your talents
- Can help you grow spiritually
Benefits of a Hobby for Kids:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases self-esteem and self-worth
- Teaches self-discipline and patience
- Encourages creativity
- Teaches goal setting and decision making
- Improves sleep
- Improves cognitive skills
- Builds social skills
- Teaches time management skills
- Expands general knowledge
Scale Modeling is Suitable for All Ages
Scale modeling is a representation or a copy of an object that is larger or smaller than the original object being represented. Scale modeling is a fun activity that encourages you to build a version of the original item while allowing you to be creative and productive with your spare time.
Auto World Store offers hundreds of different scale modeling options from space robots, Star Trek models, cars, human body parts, pistols, construction models and many more for all interests and ages. Simple kits are available to pre-K students and more complicated kits are available for adult-age hobbyists. With the right guidance, your children can take part in your scale or you can simply enjoy helping them build theirs.
Auto World Store also offers pre-built scale models for kids too young to build so that they can still enjoy the positive developmental effects of a hobby without feeling hopeless and losing interest. Whichever age or interest your family may have, Auto World Store has an option for you that you will thoroughly enjoy building. Spark your imagination and start with something new that hasn’t interested you before. With a variety of human body part models, make learning biology fun and interactive with these figures. Depending on your child’s age, we have kits to help with science, technology and some just for fun, for any age.
Hobby Model Building Engages Children’s Attention to Detail, Problem-Solving and Goal Setting
We all want to give our kids the best possible skill set to experience life and succeed in whichever field they decide to turn to. But how do we teach our kids to focus on attention to detail and solve problems efficiently without it sounding like a school lesson? Scale modeling can be an enjoyable and interactive way to develop these skills while still allowing them to have fun while they learn.
Scale model building engages children’s attention to detail by allowing them to focus on building small components. They will only be able to complete the model by making sure everything is in place. It encourages problem-solving capabilities and teaches kids to persevere until they have found the right way or asked for help. Scale modeling can help build organizational skills and keep your kids’ attention for longer periods of time than in a classroom. It can also help create clearer goal setting and allow your kids to feel accomplished by what they have built by seeing their successful end result in 3D.
Benefits of Spending Quality Time With Your Child and Bonding Over a Shared Interest
Spending quality time with your children usually requires something different for them to experience or simply watching a movie with them when it’s raining out. Coming up with new ideas can sometimes be tricky, primarily if your interests differ from your children’s. Finding a shared interest can make time with your kids a lot easier and enjoyable for both of you and make bonding effortless. With hundreds of different models, we are sure you will find one that you will absolutely love building. You can spend hours on the weekend doing something you both love. Plus, learning and benefiting from it without it feeling like school for your child will only intrigue them more.
A few other benefits include:
- Kids learn, communicate and feel comfortable with their parents through play.
- Teaches your child that it is okay to start something new.
- Easily building your child’s self-esteem by partaking in something together that you both enjoy.
Childhood Hobbies Can Last a Lifetime
Childhood hobbies can last a lifetime and can easily become a fond memory that you will never forget and still enjoy doing as you get older. Having a hobby as an adult has many benefits, sets important foundations and is a vital part of being a successful adult for your family and career. Hobbies can easily be an escape from things that burden you. They also allow you, as an adult, to ditch the responsibility for a while and explore your inner child again. Even if it’s just for a little while.
Is Scale Modeling Going To Be Your New Hobby?
Having a hobby has so many advantages for both adults and children. A shared hobby can be even greater for bonding with your children or spouse while still being able to relieve stress and anxiety. You will also get to build new skills and make some pretty cool scale models. With so many benefits, why not start your scale modeling hobby today with one of our many different models. We can promise you’ll find something you love.