Bonding Over Baseball
If you’re a father who loves baseball, then the chances are that you’ll be hoping that your kids will one day share your passion for this sport. In fact, a shared interest in baseball can offer plenty of opportunity to bond with your child. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your kids will love baseball as much as you do, but here are just a few of the ways that you can get them involved in your hobby.
The most obvious way in which you can encourage your child to take an interest in baseball is to watch games with them. Be patient and remember that you will probably need to explain the rules, especially if they are younger. If you usually watch big games with a group of work colleagues or college buddies, consider that it can be worth making time to do so with your children instead. After all, you can play partypoker or watch movies with your buddies, but watching a baseball game is something that you and your kids can both enjoy. Don’t forget to get excited about the game beforehand – even if you are only watching on TV. If you’re wearing your favourite baseball jersey, then how about investing in mini versions for your little ones?
Another way to get your kids interested in baseball is to encourage them to play themselves. Most schools have teams and playing can be a great extra-curricular activity. If they love playing themselves, then your children are sure to want to watch their sporting heroes play professionally. Dig out any memorabilia which you may have collected over the years and tell your kids why it’s so significant. Your enthusiasm for the sport may well rub off on them as their learn more about the sport.