Go Fish: The Benefits Of Teaching Your Kids To Fish

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: December 3, 2014

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Catch your kids a fish and they’ll eat for a day; teach your kids to fish and they’ll feed you for a lifetime. Now that’s smart thinking! Cast a rod into one of the many lakes and rivers in Ontario’s Central Counties and teach your children a valuable outdoor skill. Fishing is one of the best outdoor activities because it can be both relaxing and invigorating. The calmness of being out on the water is great for conversation, while the excitement of battling for a fish is fun for everyone. Perfect for quality time with the family, fishing always has a way to bring people together. Here are 3 reasons why teaching your kids to fish is a great idea:

Valuable Skill 

Being able to text 500 words a minute may be an impressive feat, but fishing is a valuable outdoor survival skill that has practical use in your child’s life. Knowing how to fish will instil confidence in your child as it builds independence and self-worth. The next time they go up to the cottage with their friends, they can show off their survival skills by catching lunch for the whole group! There will be no time to text with everyone out on the lake in Ontario’s Central Counties.

Outdoor Hobby 

It is no secret that kids today enjoy indoor activities such as video games and television watching. Fishing will inspire your children to get outdoors and experience life beyond their television or computer screen. An outdoor hobby like fishing in Ontario’s Central Counties is perfect because it encourages other outdoor activities like boating, camping, and hiking. Teach your child the wonders of the great outdoors by introducing them to the world of fishing.

Pass It On To The Next Generation 

Your children can teach their kids, just as you taught them. Fishing has a way to bring family together. Fishing in Ontario’s Central Counties is a wonderful cross-generation activity because everyone can join in on the fun. Fishing is a family activity that provides for invaluable bonding time. Tell the tale of the first time you learned to fish and share some best catch stories. Keep bragging rights by landing that champion-sized fish. There’s nothing wrong with a little cross-generation competition!

Teaching your kids to fish will be the best decision you make this weekend. Hop over to one of the many lakes and rivers in Ontario’s Central Counties and show your kids a life skill they will value forever. And always remember: catch your kids a fish and they’ll eat for a day; teach your kids to fish and they’ll feed you for a lifetime.

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