We’ve been focusing on active kid ideas as much as possible this month, so to top things off we’ve asked Jennifer Hood of Jump! Gymnastics for some tips on how to pick the right sports activities for your child: Choosing sports activities for your children can be a daunting task. You want your child to get a good grounding so they can switch sports as their interests change or physical talents develop. But you worry that your tot may not listen to the teacher. And wonder when they should start playing “seriously”. And work around juggling everyone’s schedules.
Well you can relax – if your child is going to become the next Wayne Gretzky there is plenty of time – Canadian Sport for Life emphasizes the importance of building “physical literacy” rather than acquiring specific skills for the under six set.