Many parents decide that it is time to engage in sports when the child is 3 years old. This is a kind of line, when the baby becomes more conscious, he can follow the instructions of the trainer and his body is ready for certain types of stress.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of sports in the development of children. This is a beautiful posture, and strong muscles, as well as greater resistance to various colds. I would add another item to this list – the possibility of communicating with other children and nurturing a child’s team spirit, sense of purpose and sense of responsibility. That’s just what section to give the baby?
Choosing a section or circle
Today, there are many circles in which children are accepted not only from the age of 3, but also earlier. To understand which one is right for your child, you can try to walk a few. I understand that not everyone has this opportunity. Therefore, I propose at least to meet with the coach of the section, visit the lesson itself, read reviews on the forums about it.
In no case should sports activities be directed to the realization of your unfulfilled ambitions. It is necessary to take into account the wishes of the child. And if each lesson will be flour for your baby, this sports section will bring nothing but disappointment.
One of my friends with the fight makes her son go to the pool. Each lesson is a flour for him. Half of it hangs on the track divider and moves only along them, because afraid to swim. I think this is a direct path to the fact that in the future he will hate the water and everything connected with it.
The nature and data of the child
Before you choose a particular path, you need to think about what data your baby has. This year, my eldest daughter was selected for the swimming section and from her coach I learned that in this sport high, thin and flexible children are most valued. Also consider the character of the baby. For example, an uncommunicative child will not fit team sports, where you need to constantly interact with your comrades.
Section for three years
It is my deep conviction that big-time sports can only be thought of when the child is 5-6 years old, but in no way at all in three years. At this time, visiting the section is better for the soul, for development, but not for sporting achievements. Therefore, for three years, I would recommend the following areas:
– swimming – I myself began to practice this sport at the age of 7, gave the eldest to the section at 6, and from the youngest we went to the pool from 1 year and 8 months. Swimming develops all muscle groups, practically has no contraindications, and also has an excellent tempering effect.
– choreography, dancing – the eldest daughter has been involved in a dance group since she was 3 years old. Dancing is a correct posture, flexibility, plastic. The daughter not only learned to move beautifully, but also to make a wheel and a bridge.
– skis – when I collected material for this topic, I was very surprised that this sport is recommended for three years old! But then she remembered that she somehow talked to the mother of one of her daughter’s classmates and she told me that her son has been skiing since he was 3 years old. Skis develop endurance, and children spend a lot of time outdoors, which is also useful.
I would not recommend other sports at this age. I know that mothers of boys often choose karate and other sections where they need to fight, but, in my opinion, this is traumatic. Gymnastics, which is also practiced from an early age, is shown from 4-5 years of age, because This sport is associated with heavy loads.
The choice of the section for the child remains with the parents, but remember that you need to enlist the support of the baby himself.
And what sport have you chosen for your three-year-olds?