Playing sports is a great way to keep kids active, learn how to work as a team, and practice discipline. Some kids take to it easily – they ask to sign up for multiple sports, run out of the house when it’s time for practice, and start making friends immediately.
Others are slower to take to sport. Maybe they’re shy and take time to warm up to new people. Maybe they’re embarrassed about trying new things. Or maybe they get anxious when they’re not the best at something right away. If you have a child who’s showing some hesitation about sport, here are five ways you can encourage them.
What if you’ve tried all that and they’re still not interested? That’s okay! Active play is what’s most important. They don’t need to take formal lessons or join a team for that. Keep it fun and keep them moving.
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