Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Do your kids love sports?

Do your kids prefer video games over outdoor sports? Are they hesitant to play with the kids of their age? Are they becoming couch potato merely gazing at television? Or are your kids not able to take defeat in their stride?

If your answer is yes to any of these then sorry to say your kids do not love sports enough. Is it really bad? Yes, indeed! Sports contribute to physical, mental, emotional as well as social growth of kids. Participation in sports of kids helps in all round development and improves their strengths thereby overcoming their shortcomings. Therefore, teach your kids to LOVE SPORTS.

Here are simple ways to teach your kids to love and embrace sports in their daily life:

Go out and play any sport with them be it cricket, soccer, cycling, swimming, or any other outdoor activity that involves lots of physical strain and mind power.

Encourage your kids to join classes of soccer, martial arts, skating, cricket, lawn tennis or any other that is available in your surroundings. That would help him/ her to learn a new sport and participate actively on regular basis.

Watch a tournament/ match with your kids with full enthusiasm and cheer for your favorite player. It will also evoke interest of kids in sports.

Keep yourself updated about latest in sports world and share with your kids.

Make a collage of favorite sports, collect pictures and make a scrapbook. Else you can prepare a diary to keep a record of latest scores or milestones achieved in a sport or by your favorite sports personality.

Next time, you plan your kid's birthday, keep sports such as football as theme and ask kids to come dressed up accordingly. Order a cake that looks like football and plan out the decor of your home as per football theme.

If you are planning to gift something to your kid on his birthday or as appreciation for school performance then gift him sports accessory such as skating kit, football, cricket bat, tennis racquet, etc that will motivate him to indulge in sports.

Last but not the least, be a player yourself. If you are an active sportsperson then most likely kids would follow your path.

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