by: Charles Woodbridge
One of the most rewarding hobbies that you can get your child interested in is coin collecting. Not only is it fun to collect coins it is also educational as they are learning about the history of coins and how they are made. You may be thinking that this is great, but how do I get my TV addicted kids interested in coin collecting with all the distractions of Nintendo and football? I am glad you asked, because the following tips should help you answer that burning question:
Tip one:The best way to get kids attention these days is to show them something that is either grotesque or pretty. With coins we will stick with the latter. If you have any rare or commemorative coins that have unique designs then show your kids these to get their attention. Tell them the history behind it and what it represents. Hook them with an interesting story and then you can reel them in.
Tip two: One of the best ways to get your child interested in coin collecting is to give them a coin from your own collection. Get them started by offering them a challenge to collect a whole set and offer them a reward if they achieve it. Watch out for any interestingly designed coins that show up in your change and give these to your child. Discuss with them why this coin is so different to the rest. By taking a helpful and active part in helping your child collect coins they will become more enthusiastic.
Tip three: Another great way to get your child interested in coins is by taking them to a coin collector show. Start of by checking out your local listings for a local event. Take them along to that and if they enjoy it then you can promote them by taking them to a national or international show in the big city.
Tip four: Coin auctions are also great places to increase your child’s interest in coins. At a coin auction they will not only learn the history behind the coins but also their value as an investment.
Tip five: Many coin dealers are passionate about coins and they enjoy passing on the vast knowledge they have about coins. By taking your child along to a coin dealer they will learn a great deal and will be excited to meet an expert who shares their passion.