Friday, 9 December 2011


Playing for children is equally significant as the study and moreover sports is not such an activity which wastes the precious studying time. Children can derive numerous benefits from sports and games. Children those who play organized games or sports like cricket or football have an opportunity to increase their physical activity and develop social skills. However, in order to derive these benefits of organized sports for children, an equilibrium must be maintained between the child’s maturity and the interest of the child with their sports participation and the selection of the sports.
 Sports is not a new thing or of recent origin, but, organized sports for children is relatively newer in origin. Earlier the physical activity used to be a usual part of life, and games and sports were a physical vent that was typically child driven and not prepared by adults. As adult sports developed whole through the nineteenth and twentieth century, more organized games and sporting activities trickled down to the children, beginning with senior students participating in sports and then moving toward primary school students and extending to women and girls. Nowadays, there are organized games and sporting activities for children and even infants.
Physical Benefits
Children learn physical skills in a relatively safe environment in organized sports, with adults taking charge of maintaining the rules and safety of the children. Unlike the unstructured games or sports the organized sports provides a greater opportunity to develop rules particularly designed for health and safety. Sports give children ample opportunity to live healthy lifestyle supporting the athletic endeavors of the children. Sports keep children active and can help reduce their risk of developing adult diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Social Benefits
Sports make children more social being as children participating in sports can learn social skills like taking turns and working in teams. They learn about taking responsibility of a team and knows how everybody else in the team perform their roles to be successful. Children get motivated and make friends with other kids having similar physical interests through organized sports and games.
Emotional Benefits
Children participating in sports do also have some emotional benefits. Children learn the value of practice and taking challenges, and they also apply these lessons to other activities of their lives. If given right examples, children can also use sports to make a healthy self-image and can also improve their body language.
So it is highly recommended that parents encourage their children for regular physical activity, games and participate in organized sports.

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