Many hobbies only achieve one of these two aims, being either entertaining or educational. Finding an activity that does both may seem difficult to achieve, but it needn’t be.
Building modelling kits is one hobby that is perfect. Kits, produced by manufacturers such as Airfix, are relatively cheap to purchase and can provide hours of fun.
The basic concept behind Airfix models is that they are boxed kits, containing all of the parts required to make a scale model.
There’s a large range of model kits available, from trains and planes to historical characters, soldiers and battles.
Putting the models together is relatively simple, but it’s challenging enough to leave children with a sense of accomplishment when the task is completed. There is nothing more exciting than building something from scratch.
Building model kits often leads to children wanting to enquire about the machines or scenes that they are constructing. They can, in effect, provide a great introduction to a wider selection of information.
Constructing a military aircraft can, for example, lead to an interest in the historic development of aeroplanes and the historical context in which they were built and used.
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