What Are Some Summer Hobbies for an 11-Year-Old Girl?

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Great summer hobbies for an 11-year-old girl include sports that take advantage of the warmer weather, such as swimming, volleyball, soccer and golf, according to Parenting.com. If your child gravitates toward craftier activities, encourage her interest in the arts with a paint set, sketchbook, a pair of knitting needles or scrapbooking materials.

As an 11-year old, girls are on the verge of entering their teenage years and nearing the stage of their lives where their activities and social interactions significantly affect their adulthood. With this in mind, parents want to suggest a summer hobby that could ultimately recommend her to a good college or future occupation, such as volunteer work at a nearby senior center or hospital.

A pastime that stimulates an 11-year-old's mind is equally beneficial. There are many summer camps that appeal to a variety of interests, such as space, computers, fashion and politics. Many public schools and libraries have summertime activities to keep children entertained during the off-school months.

If the child is musical in some way, summer is a great time for her to practice her voice or instrument, discover local artists and maybe even collaborate with other young musicians. In all cases, it is important to keep an open ear to the 11-year-old girl's interests and encourage her imagination and growing ability to pursue her passion.