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This Week’s Topic: Toddler Sports
Have you started your toddler in sports?
So far we have done sports shorts class (think playing with hula hoops, chasing balls, and following directions), and gymnastics class. I think getting your children involved in sports early on helps them tremendously in all aspects of life.
Some of the benefits include:
- Continued development of gross/fine motor skills
- Learning to share
- Developing group participation skills
- Developing a trust in other adults (aka The Coach)
- Learning to follow directions
- Developing a love for physical activity
I know that the Sport Shorts class that Squishy participated in was great for working on following directions and learning how to play with other kids.
If you are looking for a little more guidance on where to start your toddler in sports, check out this information that I found on Planning Family (please click the link for the full article).
So which sport to choose? One of the best toddler sports is soccer. Toddlers are able to expel a lot of energy running and since they are constantly moving, they rarely get bored. In t-ball, for instance, there is a lot of waiting and unless a ball is hit, the players can remain stagnant, which is not good for a toddler. Basketball and football also require a lot of movement and shyer kids can have the opportunity to become more assertive as they vie for the ball. Cheerleading and gymnastics are also excellent choices for toddlers. Both of these sports allow them to be active, expel energy, develop control of motor skills, and help them feel like they are part of a team.
Next fall Squishy will be 3, and I feel that is a great age to start a more structured sport. We hope to start T-ball and possibly soccer. I am personally super excited to get him involved in baseball! Go Cubbies!
Have you put your Toddler in Sports yet? If so which ones?
Next Week’s Topic: Favorite Toddler Craft/Art Project
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