Childventures Blogs

Discover Your Child’s Hidden Talents

Children naturally do the things they love to do without prompting, so you should be able to determine their talents by simply observing them for awhile. However, children also naturally want to make their parents happy, so they may keep doing an activity that is pleasing to their parents long after it has stopped being exciting to them. Unfortunately, this can hinder them from discovering their true interests and talents.

What Are Your Child’s Secret Talents?

Helping your child discover his/her passions and talents is extremely rewarding. It gives them something they can be proud of, something they can identify with, and something they can offer the world, all of which help to boost their self-esteem. It is not always easy to help children identify their gifts and passions, but you can definitely get some results by following these tips:

Expose Your Child To A Wide Range Of Activities

It is best that you don’t limit your child’s interactions to only the things that you are comfortable or familiar with. If you love basketball, your child may be more interested in soccer or tennis, or may not even be interested in any kind of sport. It is important that you remain open-minded about the things that may interest your child, and expose him/her to as many as possible.

Be Interested In Your Child’s World

Children love to talk about things that interest them, so listen to them as they share their newly acquired knowledge. Also be attentive to their concerns, as well as mentions of things they don’t like. If you know your child is not interested in sports, art, or playing an instrument, you are a step closer to discovering his/her interests and passions.

Encourage Your Child’s Passions

You should encourage your child’s dreams as opposed to squelching them. Even when those dreams seem unrealistic, allowing your child to follow his/her heart will teach him/her to work towards a set goal, even if the end result changes. As tempting as it may be to push your child from some activities, it is best that you allow them to enjoy themselves, unless that activity is dangerous.

It Is Okay To Let Things Go

As your child tries out different activities, you may notice some that they seem to be really good at, but don’t seem interested in. Unless your child seems to be developing the habit of stopping things halfway, it is okay to let them take the lead and pursue their passions. For classes or activities that you have to pay for, like learning a new language, it is best to urge them to complete the course or semester as opposed to quitting.

As a parent, you should never forget that your role is to nurture your children and provide a loving environment where they can grow into the individuals they are meant to be.

For more tips on spotting the interests, gifts, and passions of your child, get in touch with us today at Childventures Early Learning Academy.

Testimonials

Do you have a great Childventures story to share? Send us your testimonial today!

  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
    Brandon L
    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
    Simona N
    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
    Roxanne T
    January 4, 2018
  • My children were enrolled with Childventures from infant to completion of SK. We chose CV over the public or other private sector because of the smaller classroom sizes and focused attention on Montessori skills, reading/writing, mathematic development and organization of learning for young children Read more...
    Alana Welby-Solomon
    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
    Tricia F
    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
    Krysta M
    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
    Audrea M
    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
    Maggie S
    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
    Diandra
    October 16, 2017
  • The Chef provides delicious foods to eat and tries to provide something that Ashton will eat (he is very texture oriented and picky). They approach me to find out what his favourite foods are and try their best to ensure that he is getting what he needs throughout the day. Ella clearly loves her foo Read more...
    Chris A
    October 6, 2017
  • Our son is 22 months old and this is his second experience in a childcare setting. We call Ryan sunshine personified - he is a happy, smiley little guy. He is also a little guy who has had a pretty rough start to his little life. Much of his first year was spent at SickKids but he handled multiple s Read more...
    Sam G
    October 6, 2017
  • Recent Posts

    October 15, 2018

    It has been shown that mindfulness for children can improve emotional regulation and cognitive focus. There is an emerging body of research that indicates that mindfulness for children can h...

    Read Blogs
    News & Events
    Nutrition
    Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
    We know that fast food actually slows a child’s learning development – and that nutritious food supports learning and overall health. Our “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” ensure your child receives fresh, balanced and nutritious meals every day. View More About Nutrition See our Chef and visit our menu