What does your 9/10 year old like doing?

(37 Posts)
cupcakeicing Fri 18-Oct-13 11:37:52

My soon to be 10 year old DS seems to have lost interest in everything he used to love, lego, playing star wars etc. All he seems to want to do is play his PS3 or watch you tube videos of video games. I realise he's just growing up but would love to interest him in something else for his 'downtime'. (His regular activities include swimming, cubs and guitar lessons).

CuntyBunty Sat 08-Feb-14 20:54:33

Once I can stop him doing screen-based stuff, he loves his skateboard and a bit of scootering. Some basketball in the summer and he will play a hand or two of black jack. DH took him to the pub and taught him Backgammon last week too. Oh, picking his nose as well.

Taffeta Sat 08-Feb-14 20:53:59

Oh and I forgot Miranda.

He adores Miranda. DH keeps logging into his ipad and finding it on youtube Miranda clips. He sneaks up on his little sister and shrieks "SPASM!" at the top of his voice.

But mostly, football. grin

Taffeta Sat 08-Feb-14 20:52:16

Ha! Tilly, twins. grin

bigTillyMint Sat 08-Feb-14 20:50:33

Actually, I forgot the table tennis too!

bigTillyMint Sat 08-Feb-14 20:50:04

Oh Taffetagrin

bigTillyMint Sat 08-Feb-14 20:49:43

When DS was 10,
football
swimming
football
tennis
football
cubs
football
TV (mainly Match of the Day)
football

He is now nearly 13 and it is still football all the way!

Taffeta Sat 08-Feb-14 20:49:24

Football
Minecraft
Football
Designing "inventions" his bedroom wall is covered in them
Football
Tennis
Football
Table tennis
Football
Competitions of any kind

Oh, and football. He plays x 5 per week.

AmysTiara Sat 08-Feb-14 20:49:19

Scouts, football, tennis, meeting his friends, going to castles (bit random I know) and bloody minecraft

DD: watching TV, reading, colouring, Hama beads, rainbow loom.

Minecraft, origami, watching TV, composing on the garage band app, working on his novel, winding up his older brother.

Supermum222 Sat 08-Feb-14 20:40:26

Minecraft and annoying Minecraft Stompy what's his name you tube vids!!!

sporktacular Thu 24-Oct-13 22:16:05

OK that's it, I am going to download Minecraft, it's got to be brilliant. I don't have any kids and am allowed to play all night if I like.

Dotty342kids Thu 24-Oct-13 11:23:18

My 10yr old DS would also have any kind of screen based activity as his default pastime if I let him. But as I still restrict the kids to 1-1.5hrs max screen time per day he also plays with the dog, chats to me and annoys his sister.
He does plenty outside the house - scouts, tennis lessons and swimming club but wish he could amuse himself better whilst IN the house!
Anything he wants to do, eg cooking, board games also requires one of us to do with him. He's terrible at independantly amusing himself.
Seems like he's not the only one though smile

MrRected Thu 24-Oct-13 08:17:10

My Ds2 (9) plays with his lego, reads, rides his bike, shoots hoops, plays with the NDN. He only does all these things because we don't allow any screens in the week at all.

MirandaWest Thu 24-Oct-13 08:08:19

I am going to get some board games suitable for all three of us for Christmas and hopefully we'll start playing them more often.

MirandaWest Thu 24-Oct-13 08:07:18

I have a 9 nearly 10 year old DS who has swimming lessons, goes to cubs and has guitar lessons (and also trumpet lessons). He too loves Minecraft both playing it and watching boring you tube videos about it. He has just bought a Minecraft handbook for beginners...

He does play with DD (8) sometimes and does go out on his scooter. Friends come round but often Minecraft ends up being involved. I am happy with how things are at the moment but keep an eye on it.

kimmills222 Thu 24-Oct-13 08:00:58

Hi cupcakeicing, take a chill pill. Your son is just 10 years old and these are his growing up years. His taste will change during these years. Let him play games whichever he wants to. Moreover, he is also doing some healthy activities like swimming, etc. As he grows up he will become intelligent enough to know what is right for him.

Ivedunnit Fri 18-Oct-13 14:15:21

Soccer , xbox, youtube , instagram, soccer , xbox , youtube, instagram

he is also in the school choir as apparently there are great trips this year! [:-)]
Swimming and more football

jimijack Fri 18-Oct-13 13:13:37

Scooter, trampoline, bike, motorcross, football,board games.

I'm very glad he isn't particularly interested in computer type stuff like most of his peers.
Good job as we don't own any fancy gadgets.

willyoulistentome Fri 18-Oct-13 13:09:23

OMG....Annoying Orange.. hahaha Nyanyanya.

DS2 loves him.

Lizzylou Fri 18-Oct-13 12:56:35

I totally don't get Minecraft at all confused
Thank heavens the boys have yet to find the youtube videos. Annoying Orange youtube clips are bad enough.

lljkk Fri 18-Oct-13 12:42:26

... with lots of rude words in them.

DontMentionThePrunes Fri 18-Oct-13 12:40:24

Yeah, enough good people tell me enough good things about Minecraft that I no longer always roll my eyes at its mention. However, the Youtube videos are banned. Just because they are 45 minutes of pure slacker shit.

DS just turned 10 - minecraft on his kindle fire, watching films, more minecraft... he also is in a Swimming Club and swims 3 nights a week for an hour a time, plays rugby on a Sunday and Cubs on a Friday.
tbh Minecraft is imaginative - DS has built prisonworld, a brand new swanky hotel and a hospital.

lljkk Fri 18-Oct-13 12:13:25

Nerf guns usually popular at that age.
DS is a young yr-5. He likes DSi games, Blue Noses, Nerf guns, Lego, Minecraft, army toys, reading (very selective), cute animals and being a right royal pest to siblings.

At school he plays a bit of football but gets too emotional so not much. Very good long distance runner (but the emotional thing gets in the way).

Complete fail at guitar & managed a whole term at Cubs before quitting.

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