What is the right sport to my baby? Tips from BIG health insurance

What is the best sport for children? The direct health insurance company BIG from Dortmund advises.

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Kids should keep moving around regularly to do something fun for their health, self-confidence, and social skills. The BIG direkt Gesund direct health insurance company in Dortmund reveals which sports are recommended and why!

How do children spend their free time rationally? By getting outdoors a lot and giving them the opportunity to express themselves freely while they play. also important? They exercise regularly!

This works best if they are regularly active with other children or are enrolled in a gym. The BIG direkt Gesund provides advice on sports for children.

Comprehensive training and lots of fun!

Judo, gymnastics, basketball or ballet? With so many sports to choose from, it is not easy to make a decision. In kindergarten and elementary school age, your kids don’t have to do this either. Let them try a few things first and see what they enjoy.

Also, make sure that the sport in question is appropriate for your child and positively supports their physical and mental development. Once he decides to play sports, nothing stands in the way of joining the club. How to motivate your children to stay on the ball, Dortmund’s direct health insurance company BIG will tell you soon.

These 6 sports are perfect for kids

Basically, it is important for children to enjoy any sport. In order to counteract atrophy, muscle overuse, injuries and postural disorders, the entire muscular system must always be trained.

Positive side effects? Regular exercise develops additional skills. These include, for example, coordination, balance, concentration, social skills, strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem.

1. Children’s gymnastics

Perhaps the best kind of gymnastics so that your child grows well. Here your offspring can climb, jump, run, swing, balance and more. Gymnastics for children is suitable for children from 3 years old. These body areas and skills are trained:

  • The entire muscular system
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Fit
  • body tension
  • coordination
  • sense of balance/safety of movement
  • Concentration

Gymnastics boosts kids’ mobility – and it’s fun, too!

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2. Football, Volleyball, Badminton & Co.

In ball sports, the focus is not only on the actual sport, but on the community as well. This enhances social skills. What is often forgotten? Ball sport does not only include football, basketball, handball and tennis. Hockey, badminton, volleyball, and table tennis, for example, can also be options for your kids. Children can start playing ball games between the ages of 4 and 5. What is training?

  • The entire muscular system
  • insistence
  • Social skills (empathy)
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • coordination
  • insistence
  • spatial orientation
  • sense of responsibility
  • emphasis

3. Swimming for children

Your offspring is the total water rat? So the swimming club is perfect, of course. Here the whole body is trained in an easy way on the joints. In addition, your children will become more confident in the water, learn the techniques of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and train their endurance. Swimming and competition badges provide extra motivation if your kids feel like it.

Your offspring must be between 4 and 6 years old to learn to swim. If he enjoys it, he can immediately move on to an advanced course. What is training?

  • The entire muscular system
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • work as one team
  • coordination
  • insistence
  • conscious breathing
  • Concentration

4. Martial arts

Karate, judo, and taekwondo are among the most popular martial arts. There are also martial arts that are used exclusively for self-defense and are not called martial arts but martial arts. This includes, for example, Wing Tsun. In general, this sport is suitable for every child.

Troubled kids who freak out quickly here learn to use their energy in a positive way. On the other hand, anxious and insecure children usually gain self-confidence. Children can start martial arts from the age of three. In the early years, they should only go to courses with their peers. What is training?

  • The entire muscular system
  • coordination
  • respect
  • Courtesy
  • Concentration
  • body tension
  • self control
  • Self-awareness

Martial arts teach children important values ​​such as respect.

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5. Athletics

If your offspring is a whirlwind that really wants to throw off the strength and enjoy sports competitions and prizes, then athletics is the only thing. Dexterity is key here. Of course, over time, it will become clear to you which controls your child enjoys the most and which ones he may want to ramp up.

Sports scientists recommend gymnastics as a complementary sport to prepare the body more specifically for athletics. Here you will find an overview of all children’s athletics disciplines. Athletics is suitable for children from about 8 years old. What is training?

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • insistence
  • Concentration
  • Team spirit
  • kindness
  • coordination
  • Immune system (because training often takes place outside)

6. Ballet, artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics

Often these are women’s fields, but if your son loves to dance, has a good sense of rhythm and doesn’t feel like playing soccer and the like, encourage him to do these sports. It doesn’t matter if they are boys or girls, if your kids already have good body control, they have come to the right place.

Since the training is very demanding, the courses of taste and individual training hours are sufficient in the beginning. Courses for these sports are already offered to children from the age of three. However, at this age, only the fun factor is on top. For classic cycles, your offspring should be around 6 years old. What is training?

  • The entire muscular system
  • Certain parts of the body
  • Fit
  • body tension
  • fine motor skills
  • sense of rhythm
  • sense of balance
  • body control
  • self control
  • Concentration

Coach check

Before registering with the club, you should also make sure that the coach and your child are in harmony. For example, if the idea of ​​competition is at the fore, it can quickly lead to your child feeling too much pressure to perform or even going into training with a dread.

More family guides at BIG

All about the family – in the online magazine “Healthy Living” of the direct health insurance company BIG direkt Gesund in Dortmund you will find many great articles and special offers that will make your family life even more vibrant.

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