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Benefits of sports and group activities for kids

by | Published: | Updated: 01/04/2018


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Kids love to play and this is how they learn and grow. Kids who participates in sports, play along with other kids and join group activities perform better than kids who stay home and lonely. 

Let’s explore some benefits of sports and group activities for kids

One of the key benefits of participating in a sport/group activity for children is learning how to become part of a team. Team work promotes problem solving to get to a common goal. For example, a group of children participating in an obstacle course relay race will automatically begin to assess the course and help each other finish the course in the fastest time possible. 

Another positive aspect of group activity for children is the development of social skills. Children will be able to learn more about speech and how to use it to get what they want or need. Your child will learn more about mixing, compromising and sharing with others. From regular active participation in group activities, children will naturally learn when to back down and they will understand that not everything will go their own way. 

Equally as important, they will learn to assert themselves and ensure they receive their turn or get a go of the ball, whatever the case may be in the particular game involved.

Just like adults, children also need regular exercise. Most children will need to spend at least one hour per day being physically active. Regular active participation in group activities and sports will help your child:

  • Lesser stress
  • Better feeling about themselves
  • Improved concentration
  • Increase level of energy
  • Healthy weight
  • Build and keep healthy heart, bones, muscles and joints
  • Sleep better a night
  • Learn to build and maintain friendships as they grow older

It is very important to include fun activities in groups to attract children. When your child discovers their favorite group activity, that activity will quickly become a focal point for which the rest of their week is built upon. This will make their holidays more happier and will eventually help in their over-all development.

 

Also read: Is your child being unhappy at school?

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