Not all growing kids have a strong desire to participate in sport and physical activities, especially in this modern age of computers and video games! We all know that being active is a key component of healthy lifestyle, so how do you motivate and inspire your child to embrace this lifestyle and see its benefits?
Introducing your child to physical activity at an early age can include several different types of activities, from walks to kicking a ball all the way through to organised team sports. Take the lead and include physical activities in your daily routine and become part of you child’s activity. This sets a good example and also the benefits of being active are shared with the entire family!
What’s important is that children are introduced to the benefits of physical activity in all its forms. Here, active play can assist children in their physical, social and cognitive development and form a fantastic foundation for when they are introduced to preschool team based activities.
Also, participation in these activities not only leads to a physically healthier child but to a more socially developed child. Here benefits include increased self-confidence, understanding team-work and co-operation as well as interaction with peers and making friends.
Soccajoeys programs are set in a fun and nurturing environment, aimed at introducing kids to the early learning principles of children’s soccer, along with increasing their physical and social development.