School holidays are finished! While our children are busy back in their learning environment, it is now more important than ever to make sure they get a good balance of mental stimulation and physical activity. When they come home from school, check in with how they’re travelling: are they happy at school? Are they getting good amounts of the right nutrition, are their sleep habits and movement helping them grow to be healthy and strong?
With our term 2 kids soccer programs just kicking off across Australia – including Victoria, Sydney and Brisbane areas – you no doubt have questions, such as: will it add too much to their already busy schedules? Is it worth the investment? Will they enjoy it? What will they actually get out of it?
The truth is – movement is crucial for development
Kids naturally love to move. And with good reason! Movement in early childhood is so important to their development that kids can actually grow ill and even depressed if they are denied this natural outlet for energy and important way of learning life skills. Our recent blog post on childhood movement highlights those important pillars of childhood development.
However, kids these days have a lot of screen time (even at school) and with winter approaching, they might miss out on the physical activities they so badly need. The result is a major decrease in their movement and exercise as well as a reduction in their interaction with actual people in a social setting.
Spending their time connecting with their own talents and abilities as well as other kids while exercising out in nature are a few of the many advantages of a guided Soccajoeys sports program. Our child-friendly sports program is tailored towards building both social and emotional skills and is one of the best ways to channel children’s natural energy in constructive and positive ways. With the expert guidance provided by our experienced soccer teachers, kids not only burn off heaps of energy but also learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with life’s stresses.
Here are some other good reasons why your kids should get involved in a soccer program during Term 2:
- Playing soccer will help your children develop social skills
- Playing soccer is great for self-esteem (remember the smile on their face when they score a goal?)
- Weekly soccer classes give children structure and a controlled outlet for amped-up energy
Participating in regularly-scheduled sports classes and being part of a team are both positive ways for kids to develop these and many other skills. To find out more about enrolment in our current term 3 Soccajoeys program, contact us today!
We have childrens soccer classes available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle, Wollongong and throughout Australia.