Fishing is not an activity that is loved by all and for many people this can be a cruel, painful sight to watch.
A Social Experience
While many people do enjoy to fish alone, when it comes to spending quality time with your children, there is nothing more pleasant than spending the day fishing at the dam. There is so much that you can share with your child on an outdoor fishing trip. There is wildlife in abundance to share information about, and birds that will amaze your child. Use the time as a learning experience, teach your child about the animals you encounter.
The first time fishing is always the most memorable. Allow your child to do everything himself/herself. Let them feel the texture of the bait between their fingers but, do help where the hook is involved. Give them the freedom to throw their line out, and encourage them on when they get that first nibble. Some people enjoy taking their kids fishing but that does not mean all children will enjoy this kind of experience. Give them valuable information on the fish that live in the area so that when they recall the story it is a detailed version.
Get To Know Your Child
The time spent outside alone, fishing, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your child. The days are filled with work, and the stresses related to survival. Parents seldom take the time to really understand their children and experience the world through their eyes.
While an outdoor fishing excursion is a learning curve for most children and an experience that will be ingrained in their memories, you will be surprised what you learn from your children at the same time. There is nothing like the bonds formed in this way.