Why you need to consider age-appropriate activities
Ages 2 to 5
Your child is likely to show natural preferences for certain sports or activities. Start there, being careful to keep your child’s maturity and skill level in mind.
- Playing catch with a lightweight ball
- Pedaling a tricycle
- Supervised water play
Ages 6 to 7
As children get older, their coordination and attention spans improve. They’re also better able to follow directions and understand the concept of teamwork. Consider organized activities such as –
- Track & Field
- Martial Arts
Age 8 and older
By age 8, most sports — including contact sports — may be acceptable, as long as your child wears appropriate protective gear. Carefully supervised strength training is OK at this age, too.