After academics, we choose to make sports a priority in our kids’ lives. Here are the reasons…
Why kids should play sports.
Being a part of a team with a common goal helps build skills that will be useful in the years ahead. Sports teams are not singular; they help teach your child that life is not just about their own experience and showing them what it is to be selfless. And I just love hearing my kids cheer on their teammates.
Not only does it help develop social and problem solving skills but it also keeps them active and physically fit. We want our kids to be healthy and playing physical games provides a fun workout.
There’s nothing quite like seeing your child’s confidence soar when they score a goal or hit a home run. They can do anything and they can be anything. Just ask the Olympians participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
This is the first year that my children are actually watching The Olympic Games with us. We enjoying watching the games from our family room; It’s such a great bonding experience for our family. So far we have been following the gymnastics, swimming and tennis competitions.
After seeing Simone Biles and the rest of the gymnastic olympic team perform, Emma has a renewed interest in gymnastics. Gymnastics was her very first activity but we had taken a break to expose her to other options so that she could figure out what she liked best. Apparently this is it.
Now we’re getting ready for a fun soccer season now that both of our children will be playing one after the other with the township rec. My husband Kevin coaches soccer and baseball and I am the cheerleader on the sidelines. We play hard and we get dirty which means lots of sweaty, grass-stained clothes.