Kids and sport: why is it so important?

I am happy to inform you of the beginning of the collaboration between me and the official Hello Family Blog of Coop and here is my first article: 

How do we get up from the defeats? The dynamics are the same as those that occur at a football game or at 100 meters. The values ​​of sport are not only medals, but above all a series of benefits that are much more valuable to teach to your children.

The importance of sporting activity for development

It is scientifically proven that those who practice sport since childhood have a wealth of experience. Sport creates new friendships, teaches tolerance, respect for rules and others. In addition to being useful for socializing, entertaining and instructive, sport fights sedentariness by developing the bone and skeletal system correctly.

When to start doing sport and which to choose?

Any sports activity is recommended from 3 years. Up to 6 years individual activities like gymnastics and swimming are preferred. This is because they are activities that involve the whole body and allow an optimal development. For team sports such as football and volleyball, it is best to wait until the child is at least 6 years old. In this way your child will be able to appreciate the collective activities to achieve a common goal.

How many days a week should your kid do sport?

The commitment that takes a parent to bring the kid to the appointments made is essential. Remember that parents set an example. Do you want your child to be respectful of the people and the commitments made? Show yourself just as capable of doing so! A good frequency for the practice of sport for a child is about two or three times a week.

Competition or fun?

With the arrival of adolescence, your children can decide if they want to start a competitive career. Parents’ task is to let the children have fun as long as they are small, so that they can later learn to win and accept defeats. An important lesson will certainly be the first sport defeat. Help and encourage your children, go and see them and support them, stay close to them in moments of discouragement and if you can train with them. Let him understand that he has an unconditional support that does not depend on the result obtained.