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. One factor also is the fast growing technology and the transformation of the way of life style we have today where people are on to gadgets, online and virtual games in which they will just sit and look at in the big screen.
Research has shown that people engaging in physical activities especially kids have better and good cardio-respiratory fitness in which their circulatory and respiratory systems are able to supply enough oxygen to the skeletal muscles. 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. What if you kid don’t love to play sports of any kind? First, allow your kids to pick and choose the sports they want to play. They will likely to embrace the activity if they find it enjoyable and fun. Forcing kids into playing activity and sports they don’t love or show interest will make them show no excitement and even will lead them to quit doing the sports. The moment you child shows some interest in a specific sports, be their first supporter. In case, you child doesn’t show interest in any specific activity, you can search and look in the internet some best sports for kids. Does playing basketball make your child smile and enjoy?
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. It is either the coach will get you child make love or hate the sports. A friendly and approachable coach having a passion in his/her work will keep the child’s interest in the sport. Let happiness and joy flow instead of fear of the coach. Usually kids play sports after school and during the weekend. Allow them to watch a little TV or even in playing video games.
This can by promising something in the end of the process. Incentive does not necessarily mean expense. You can give simply but valuable rewards that they will appreciate.
There are a lot of physical, psychological health and social benefits to kids. Therefore, encourage your child in getting into sports and loving to do it especially those who show no excitement and interest in playing sports.