If you’ve got a little one at home with a passion for European football you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a personal fan of the sport, or just a parent looking for a birthday present, we’ll tell you why sticker collecting makes a great activity for kids.
First and foremost, let’s talk cards vs stickers. Soccer cards are usually more expensive than stickers due to their quality and durability. Cards are generally seen as an investment, while stickers are more for fun. We recommend starting your kid off with stickers and transitioning into cards later if you wish.
So, let’s get right into it. Why introduce your child to sticker collecting?
Reading & Thinking
We all know that learning is an important part of childhood. Between the ages of 6 and 10 kids develop gradually yet consistently physically, intellectually, and emotionally. They begin to learn to read, and their thinking becomes more mature and logical. Sticker collecting is a great way to help encourage the growth of these skills. By reading and sorting the stickers kids are learning and developing without even knowing it.
Organization & Care
Sometimes kids can be messy. They leave their things around the house and they run around with chocolate on their faces. Stickers are delicate, and by collecting and organizing them, children learn how to take care of their belongings.
Bonding & Relationship Building
Children of all ages grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships. A positive adult-child relationship is built on love, nurturance, security, and responsive interaction. Sticker collecting is something you and your kid can do together. It creates a common ground between you, which may be helpful when transitioning into those moody teenage years.
Less Screen Time
Kids (and adults) spend a lot of time staring at screens. Whether it’s watching TV, using a smartphone, or playing video games, we’re all guilty of these distractions. Too much screen time can result in sleep problems, lower grades in school, less time with friends and family, and lack of physical activity. Sticker collecting is an activity that does not involve looking at a screen.
Many parents use incentives like an allowance to encourage chores or responsibilities around the house. Stickers are a fun alternative! You can keep a box stashed in the cupboard and reward good behaviour with stickers as you see fit.
Ready to Buy?
SoccerCards.ca offers a variety of sticker starter packs for new collectors. Here are a few of our most popular starter packs: