Children, especially boys love to engage in sports activities; however, at times this can become a hurdle in children’s academic activities. Most parents see sports activities as a recreational thing and therefore encourage their kids to only take part in such activities that add to their academic tasks. This post will shed some light on why it is important to be supportive towards children’s sports activities, and how can you be more supportive.
Children Need a Guiding HandWhen it comes to outdoor playground equipment and outdoor play activities, especially the sports activities, children need somebody who can guide them. This is especially important for children in the preschool years. Simply, watching kids from the bleachers is not enough; you have got to get up and take part in the activities so the kids can garner encouragement from you. You have got to let the kids know how much taking charge of their activities is important for the growth.
Most parents prefer to not mingle with children’s play activities, which can greatly impact the way children take sports activities. If your children don’t see you being enthusiastic about physical activities, they are probably not going to take it seriously. Research suggests that parents who are more involved with physical fitness activities are more likely to have children who will take part in commercial playground equipment and other sorts of play activities.
Step UpSo you spend most of your time in your office chair and then the living room couch? What impression do you think that leaves on your children? If you are not able to pursue an active lifestyle, then don’t expect that your children will automatically start living an active life. You have got to step up and show your kids the encouragement and support that they need.
One way to encourage kids for sports activities through cheerful and inspiring stories. Here are some of the sports quotes that are worth mentioning:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss
“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish Proverb
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary
“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”– Bill Shoemaker
“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.”– Pat Tyson
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek JeterAre you encouraging your kids enough? How do you make sure your kids love to spend time outdoors? Share thoughts and opinions with us through our comment section below.