Importance of sports in children's development

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Importance of sports in children's development

  1. 1. The Importance of Sports in your Child’s Development Community Project By: Bridget Barden
  2. 2. Benefits of Playing Sports <ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical Benefits <ul><li>Creating a healthy lifestyle that can carry on through adulthood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consciousness about nutritious foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop motor skills </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Social Benefits <ul><li>Sense of belonging to a group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build friendships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop leadership and teamwork skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn sportsmanship </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Emotional Benefits <ul><li>Positive body image </li></ul><ul><li>Self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Relieves stress </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces depression </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Benefits <ul><li>Develop discipline to set goals and work to achieve those goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Parents Active Involvement <ul><li>Emotional support </li></ul><ul><li>Positive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Help with handling disappointment and losing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Parental Support <ul><li>Apply the right amount of support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Going to games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging talk about the game, coach, teammates, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic Expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Too much Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could cause unnecessary pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not enough Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No motivation to continue participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you know what’s right? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your child! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Resources <ul><li>American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/children_and_sports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Academy of Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;107/6/1459 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kid’s Sports Psychology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://kidssportspsychology.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.kidssportspsychology.com/public/department21.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Educated Sports Parent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educatedsportsparent.com/importance-parental-involvement-youth-sports </li></ul></ul>

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