Question:

What is a good hobby for my child or teen with arthritis?

Cooking

Try letting your child or teenager help you cook. Teenagers might find out that they really like cooking. Cooking can be a real good hobby for teenagers and it can help get their minds off other things. Never let young children cook by themselves though, but that does not mean they could not help you. Cooking might make children with arthritis feel like they are useful.

Drawing

Drawing or painting is a great way to express your feelings. The great thing about art is that all ages can do it. You just don't need to allow them to do it for a long period of time if they have arthritis in the hands.

Puzzles

If you have a child or teen with arthritis, it can be hard to find activities for them to do. Putting together puzzles is a great hobby for children or teens. It will keep them seated and can keep them busy for hours. There are all different kinds of puzzles and you can find different levels to match the age of your child.

Poetry/Story Writing

Most children have very creative minds. Try encouraging writing. It will be very helpful when they get into high school. Who knows? They might write a poem or story that will be published.

Reading

Reading is a great hobby that all ages can do. If the child is too young to read, you could always read to them. Reading is a very relaxing. There are all types of books, so the possibilities are endless.

Models

Car models are great hobbies for teens and children 10 and older. Boys are mainly the ones who are most interested in putting car models together, but who knows your daughter might too. There are different levels of car models. Level one is usually the ones where you just snap the parts together, but as the child or teen gets older they might enjoy moving to a higher level where they will paint and glue.

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