Introduction:Hobbies pay a very special role in building confidence and inculcating a habit of research in kids as well as the grown-ups.
Known as "Hobby of the Kings" as well as "King of Hobbies", Stamp collecting is the best way to earn a lot of knowledge. Every country issues postage stamps and almost every postage stamp is issued to commemorate an event. It provides immense opportunities to yourself and your kids to learn about the world.
Most of the tourist postcards can help you in learning new pieces of information about the places that you have not seen. The stamps on the postcards can also enhance your general knowledge.
Similar to postage stamps, the coins are also issued by every country in the World. Unlike stamps, coins are being issued from the early ages and you can find coins from thousands of years in history.
Phonecards from different countries also tend to show some information about that country or events taking place in that country. They can be a special source of information for you.
First Day Cover (FDC) is an envelope/ cover issued along with every postage stamp on the same date on which the stamp is issued. The cover depicts the same theme as shown by the postage stamp. They can also be a source of knowledge but are hard to collect as compared to stamps.
I believe that every parent should encourage their kids to start a collecting hobby. Such hobbies do not only enhance their knowledge but also boost their confidence to the next level.
Phonecards are definitely not that easy to swap because of the weight but still some European countries, South American countries, China and Japan have issued many beautiful sets. With the advent of mobile phones, GSM recharge cards are very common with lovely puzzles and sets.
Enjoyed reading this one...I would not have thought of phone cards...seems they were much more popular ten years ago...maybe that's a US perception tho'
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