Tiny Tots and the Sports Bug
One of the few bugs that parents wouldn’t mind their kids picking up would be the love of sports. Sports is one of the most important learning environments for kids in their early years. Apart from the obvious health benefits that sports provides for kids especially the ones that are hooked onto the multitude of screens, it also provides a host of other benefits. These benefits can be broken down to show the actual impact that it has on kids.
- The Basics: From building stamina and endurance to posture, developing motor skills and agility
- Near Term Benefits: A move in the right direction to build social skills through team work and forming new friendships. Through
sportsthey also learn to communicate with other kids.
- Long Term Benefits: There are also an array of non-obvious benefits like Self Confidence because kids develop self-esteem when they are encouraged or recognized when they play well. As a part of any team sports, kids also learn their first lessons in character and morals through principles formed as a part of fair play. Another important aspect of development is of that of building leadership qualities.
Overall, kids engaging in any sports activity not only teaches them skills related to that sport, it importantly, teaches Life Skills. So always remember, let kids do what they were meant to – catch the bug of a new “sport” every time they go out to play!!