A few years ago I read an article by an Olympic athlete about kids supports. She didn't think kids before about grade 2 or 3 could really get much out of team sports, because they could't conceptualize strategy. The games were more for the parents as far as she was concerned.
She felt that before that age, they should do more individual activities like gymnastics, or do sports skills.
That's very interesting! I was all about getting the kids involved in a bunch of stuff. I barely did anything growing up (my choice) and it seemed my kids might be a tad more outgoing than I was so I wanted to try. It was so frustrating to see then not enjoying themselves. I watched all the other kids too and they were all whining and miserable and bored with the exception of maybe 1 kid. It just made me wonder if athletics and other activities would be. the same as education. I know many believe kids aren't ready for tons of academics until 8, why not everything else? So, until ds is 8 we are just playing and letting them be kids.
Edited by Elizabeth86, 14 November 2017 - 02:42 PM.