There are lots of benefits to collecting. It teaches children about sorting and grouping, it encourages caring for possessions, and it builds a sense of pride. The key is to start with your child’s interests. Then consider these ideas:
Go on collection outings. A child who loves flowers might go on a nature walk. Or a child who loves planes might attend an air show.
Visit museums. Look for displays that involve your child’s interests. Sometimes museums have exhibits designed just for kids.
Make a mini-museum. Help your child sort collectibles by color, shape, size or function. You can write labels that describe each group.
Do some research. Find books at the library about your child’s interests. See what new things you can learn by reading.
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