How to Encourage Young Children to Engage into Sports
Physical activity or exercise is not just good for adult but it is vital in our kids. Most children even at the very young age know how to use computers, laptops and cellphones for games. Thus less kids get involve in physical activities like sports. The best way to achieve a one hour moderate activity per day is by getting into sports and starting playing some sports that the kids have interest. What if they prefer to just watch and play online games in which requires less energy and effort. Another question will be, how can you convince them to involve in playing sports and enjoy the health perks of it? It is easy for the kids to be interested and embrace the sport if they are the one you choose it. Allowing kids to have fun and enjoy the activity should be the first goal of the parents to keep their child’s interest and keeping them to continue doing it.
Therefore, let your kids choose the sport he/she has interest and would like to play. It may be good to start in individual sports such as swimming, long or table tennis, dancing, or even in karate. However, always keep in mind that they must be part of the decision-making. Give all the important support to your child not just money but also moral and emotional support.
This can be in the form of letting them watch in TV or in live the sports and allow them to experience the fun and joy.
Third, find a great and good sport coach. A trainer is one big factor in keeping the child’s interest in the sports. A friendly and approachable coach having a passion in his/her work will keep the child’s interest in the sport. Parents should talk to their child after the first session with the coach to find out if their children had a good time with his/her coach. Usually kids play sports after school and during the weekend. For instance, parents must not be too hard to their child in terms of household chores.
Most kids love rewards and another way to help them get to enjoy and have fun in the sports is by uttering a promise. Parents must also remember that in saying a promise you don’t need to set a high standard like for example if you win will be allow to have this and that-the simple act of participating is enough to get an incentive.
There are a lot of physical, psychological health and social benefits to kids. And also find time to ask your kids about the things they want and they don’t want.