Tips in Persuading Kids to be Interested in Playing Sports
Physical activity or exercise is not just good for adult but it is vital in our kids. Most children even at the very young age know how to use computers, laptops and cellphones for games.
Research has shown that people engaging in physical activities especially kids have better and good cardio-respiratory fitness in which their circulatory and respiratory systems are able to supply enough oxygen to the skeletal muscles. The best way to achieve a one hour moderate activity per day is by getting into sports and starting playing some sports that the kids have interest. What if they prefer to just watch and play online games in which requires less energy and effort. Another question will be, how can you convince them to involve in playing sports and enjoy the health perks of it? It is easy for the kids to be interested and embrace the sport if they are the one you choose it. They will likely to embrace the activity if they find it enjoyable and fun.
Therefore, let your kids choose the sport he/she has interest and would like to play. It is good to cheer them on. However, always keep in mind that they must be part of the decision-making. Give all the important support to your child not just money but also moral and emotional support. Parent must fuel the desire and devotion of their child by letting them in and showing them little by little the benefits of the sport not just the physical but also the emotional and psychological benefits. You can also buy them their favorite jersey or gear of the sports. Children will lose interest in the sports they once enjoyed if the coach always yells at them and fails to mold or nurture them. A friendly and approachable coach having a passion in his/her work will keep the child’s interest in the sport.
Fourth, create a routine that is stress-free. Usually kids play sports after school and during the weekend. For instance, parents must not be too hard to their child in terms of household chores.
Lastly, provide adequate rewards and incentives for playing sports. Parents must also remember that in saying a promise you don’t need to set a high standard like for example if you win will be allow to have this and that-the simple act of participating is enough to get an incentive.
There are a lot of physical, psychological health and social benefits to kids. And also find time to ask your kids about the things they want and they don’t want.