I’m looking for good ways to get my kids interested in collecting. They are both still young so I’m not too sure that they are really old enough to get interested in it anyways.
I saw Topps was coming out with a MLB sticker book. I thought about going that route because they are stickers (all kids love stickers) and they would have to collect each players by teams which is like cards.
Nap of “Napkin Doon” had posted about sending letters out to the teams for fan packages. He had told me later that most teams you can fill out for them on their websites. I think if I did this, writing the letter might be more personal as far as sitting with the kids and writing them out together rather than clicking a few buttons.
Both these idea seem good, but both of them I’m not sure would work. Did you guys have a way to get your kids interested or have they resisted everything you have tried? Suggestions are welcomed, let me know.
I would really like them to start collecting, although I fear I may be getting them into a dying hobby. My daughter is 9, my son will be 7 in a month. They both play baseball/softball. My daughter is really coming into her own in the game and is really focused on it where as my son has just started and has only played 1 year of t-ball so I don’t know if it’s something that he’ll stick with or not. My daughter is a daddy’s girl and says she likes the White Sox where as my son is a momma’s boy and says he likes the Cubs. But neither will really sit with me and watch any games so I don’t even know for sure how interested they are baseball.
As I said before, let me know. Good idea? Bad idea? Too young? Don’t bother trying? Good or bad comments, let me know of give me some other ideas.