Parents are always in a relentless search for ways to keep their children healthy and successful. This usually leads them to focus on setting up healthy diets for their children to take care of the quantity and quality of their food. Despite the major importance of this step, it should not distract them from another important aspect on the health and success spectrum, namely sports.
Instead of allowing children to spend long, idle hours in front of the TV or behind computers and tablets, it is important to encourage them to be physically active and play sports as soon as they are two years of age. That will significantly contribute to their fitness and long-life health as individuals.
In addition, sports create great opportunities for your child to develop their social and leadership skills through regular interaction with peers and participation in teamwork. Sports also boosts a child's self-confidence and sense of self-worth because of the support they receive from their parents and their success doing something they love. That explains why children who play sports are more likely to excel academically as their good health, self-confidence, and familiarity with the concepts of success and loss all qualify them to be high achievers.
There are various methods to encourage your child to take up sports, and the first one is leading by your own example. Be their role model and choose to join them in their exercises, support them to choose the sport they like before joining a team, and always acknowledge and praise their progress.
Choosing a nursery that encourages playing sports plays a great role in defining and developing your child's interests and skills. Little Academy Nursery's daily programs are full of fun physical activities, in addition to that there are dance classes that are run under the supervision of a certified dance teacher who is specialized in motivating children's fitness through music and movement.
Children have different preferences, so how can you pick just the right sport for your child? From their second to their fifth year, remember that at this stage, you should only be concerned about improving their physical skills, so it's recommended they play free team sports because they don't want to be restricted by rules. By their sixth year and up until they are nine, you can sign them up for a sport they wish to play by its rules. Finally, once they are ten years old, they are ready to join a team to experience competition and learn from their success and failure.