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January 10, 2011

My Child Does Not Like Sports or Any Physical Activity ~ Now What?


Whether your child is completely well or you  have a special needs child with a visible disability, like Cerebral Palsy or Down Syndrome, or an 'invisible' disability like Autism or Asperger’s, chances are you're constantly advocating for doors to open to a better life. A fit child has the odds stacked in his favor for a better life. Also physical activity is important because usually inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Parents can be role models for an active lifestyle. Lead by example, make it a family affair and best of all play and have fun!

What if your child thinks nothing about physical activities is FUN?

So your child finds no form of sports or physical exercises interesting. You know the many benefits being physically fit would bring to your child; therefore, you must disguise physical activities in another form. Promote other activities that involve moving/movements that will have the same end results. The following come to mind and many are great for all the family and relatively inexpensive. Can you add others in the comment box?

* Collecting rocks, leaves, flowers, insects…

*Photographing the objects others would collect or different balconies, unique door knockers, various signs, windows, roofs, birds…

*Gardening...flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, berry bushes, small green house...

*Watching birds, squirrels, bugs, frogs….

*Playing with games like the interactive Wii games.(see note below) 

*Playing catch with a dog, throwing a ball back and forth with a friend.

* Sitting on huge balls and keeping your balance.

*Learning to juggle, stacking cups, arm wrestling...

*Flying kites, making huge soap bubbles...

*Using hula hoops, gymnastic ribbons, dancing,


*Skipping ropes, hop scotch games, playing hide and seek.

*Bowling, table tennis, swimming pool games.

*Enjoying a playground, playing in your back yard on swings, slides...

*Sledding, building snowmen, snow forts, snow houses, snow shovelling.

* Making homemade eductional games that involve moving. Indoor Hopscotch, replace number with math or words-Make learning fun!


Physical, mental and social benefits derived from sports participation or any physical activity for all ages and abilities are widely accepted. Also, “Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs.” ~ J. L. Hymes Jr. The above activities are Fun, Fascinating and Easy to do for everyone. Enjoy!


Note:

* WiiFit yoga and balance games

*Dance Dance Revolution, abbreviated DDR, is a music video game series produced by Konami. Players dance and hit colored arrows laid out in a cross with their feet to musical and visual cu
es. DDR is generally considered the first "machine dance" game, followed by games such as Pump It Up by Andamiro and In the Groove by Roxor. DDR celebrated its 10th anniversary on November 21, 2008.

Please add, in our comment box, to our list of fun, physical activities for kids. 









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2 Comments:

At January 13, 2011 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Peter Flom said...

Thanks!

I wrote about juggling for special needs kids here:
http://www.iamlearningdisabled.com/juggling-for-the-special-needs-child-or-adult/

 
At January 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Pierrette and Lorna dEntremont said...

Thanks Peter for your link to your informative site and especially to your post on juggling for special needs kids. We appreciate your participation in our tweetchat, The Coffee Klatch Twitter sessions.

 

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