As a parent it’s pretty hard to decide over what extracurricular activity to choose for your kids, because you don’t quite know what suits them better. You can’t quite rely on what they claim, as today they like something, tomorrow they like a completely other thing. You have to really pay attention at their inclinations, talents and predispositions (you can’t send a child to dancing classes if he doesn’t have any rhythm whatsoever) to guess what they might like. And it cam be tricky and at the same time you have to take into consideration that if your child practices it enough it can turn into their career and that’s nothing to joke about. However you put it, sports are important in your children’s physical and cognitive development as it strengthens their muscles, helps them have a healthy lifestyle and attitude and disciplines them in every way possible. It’s also important not to change them very often (except for the cases where health requires that) because, even though they move, burn calories, kill time and boredom, they won’t feel like thy belong in that specific group of children that form the team (even if it’s not a team sport). So here are a few sports that can help your kids develop their skills in general.
This sport is more and more popular and climbing helps your kid to get rid of most fears (especially the fear of heights) and increases their attention. Besides that, it improves coordination of their body and mind and helps them think in advance. Don’t worry, it is very easy to find a place where your kid can learn how to climb in a safe environment
Even if we talk about ice skating, roller skating or skateboarding, they all have a great effect on developing and improving the balance. It can be really hard at first because they can easily fall, but if you put some security gear on them (a helmet, knee and elbow caskets and other) they should be ok. It’s a very popular sport even for girls in general and if you don’t believe us you should search for some female skaters to make up your mind. Now every sport has a risk of accidents, but that is not a good enough reason not to practice.
This is a more advanced game of “floor is lava” and even though parkour is not very suited for very young children, it doesn’t mean it is not a great sport. Il also helps with balance and plus it improves attention focus and thinking in advance. We have to admit, it is dangerous, so make sure your kids wear protective gear.
This is probably the best sport your kid can practice, but depending on where you live, it might be hard to find a covered pool to work all year round. But if you do, not only your child will learn how to swim and will be safe in the unlikely event of water related situations, this activity will strengthen their muscles, tone their bodies and most importantly relax their spine and joints.