Inexpensive hobbies help foster children deal with the additional stress of daily living these days. You don’t have to spend much money to provide enriching pastimes that are more constructive than excessive hours spent in front of the TV. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Arts and Crafts
Encouraging your foster child to express their creativity can help them to deal with difficult emotions and build their confidence. Maybe they have a gift for drawing or writing. Maybe they’re more interested in digital media.
Physical activity is a healthy way to get rid of stress, especially when you add in some fresh air and natural scenery. Wake up early to jog or bike on the trails at your local park. If local conditions permit, browse online for outdoor fitness classes in your neighborhood.
With grocery prices going up, you might want to garden just for the extra food. However, the benefits go much further with teaching important skills like patience and responsibility. Grow vegetables in your backyard or herbs on your kitchen windowsill.
Cooking and Baking
Kitchen skills are another lifelong asset. Prepare delicious healthy meals and snacks while you enjoy hanging out together. Even small children can pitch in with stirring batter while older ones might be ready to take turns taking charge of your family dinner menu.
TV and movies can be fun and thought-provoking, but don’t forget the joys of reading. Books provide more mental stimulation than passive screen time. Even while your foster child is reading for pleasure, they’re building language skills that are essential for academic and career success.
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