Kids nowadays prefer to stay at home. Inactivity among kids is often fueled by television, game consoles and computer games.
My son used to be a homebody. His activities were not limited to television and computer games because I made it a point to interject activities like drawing, painting, educational games and fun crafts. However, I realized that something was missing. He lacked agility and flexibility.
This summer hubby and I enrolled Yohan in soccer. I admit I wasn't keen about the idea at first. I was concerned that the summer heat would be a problem since soccer is an outdoor sport. However, Yohan was insistent and his dad backed him up. I knew Jules would support Yohan's choice because he is after all, a soccer player himself.
I gave in and bought him soccer shoes. That sealed the deal. It was my way of saying yes. Both boys were happy. :)
I'm happy that Yohan chose soccer for his summer activity. I've seen him in the field and I'm so proud of his developments. Soccer has definitely improved his motor skills. He is more agile and flexible. I also noticed that he has more endurance for physical activity. The running and sprinting will surely help build his muscles and strengthen his bones. The best thing about soccer is that Yohan is enjoying himself. He also made a lot of new friends.
I talked to Yohan's coach and he said that soccer will help the kids learn about coordination, determination and self-discipline. It's also a good way to promote teamwork and camaraderie.
Sports like soccer can help encourage kids to turn off the television, set aside computer games and get some much needed exercise.
Find out what sport your child is interested in. There are a lot of great choices like soccer, tennis, basketball, badminton, Taekwondo, swimming and more. Summer is a perfect time to enroll your child in one.