If you find it hard to figure out how to encourage your children to play sports, you have come to the right place. In our "Top 5" series, we have come up with different top 5 lists involving sports. Let's talk about the top 5 ways to encourage you children to play sports!
- Find the right activity. Help your child find a sport that they will enjoy. When you find an activity your child actually likes, it's more likely that they continue to play it. If your family enjoys the sport as well, it can be a great bonding experience for the entire family. Great memories that will last forever!
- Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate. For example, a 4 year-old child is not ready for mountain biking or long distance running. However, that child might enjoy soccer, hockey and swimming.
- Get them off their electronic devices. Limit TV watching, video games and their computer use. It's recommended that children limited screen time each day*. With this extra time, your children will more likely to go outside to play a sport they enjoy.
- Do not overdo it. Don't aggressively push you child into liking a sport. It has to come naturally because if a parent pushes too hard the child will end up resenting the sport. Every parent wants their child to do well but sometimes it's much better to let them do the sport at their own pace.
- Make time to exercise. Children can be over scheduled with homework, friends and other planned activities that they do. So they don't have time for exercise. Take time out of your day to go outside and be active with your child.
We hope you have enjoyed our list of the top 5 ways to encourage you children to play sports! Here at Sports Discovery Camp we want to give all of our campers the opportunity to try as many sports as they can. Why choose only one, when there are so many out there!
This will give them a chance to find a sport that they are truly passionate about. If your child loves trying all kinds of different types of sports, go to our website and sign them up for our camp today!
Register here https://sportsdiscovery.camp/registration/
Bhattacharjee, P. (2017, November 15). How does your child's screen time measure up? Retrieved February 27, 2019, from https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/health/screen-time-averages-parenting/index.html