Ready to Play
- 20 to 30 minutes
- Basic sports equipment of any kind
- Confidence grows when your grade-school child feels skilled at basic sports. You can help to build those skills even if you can only work out once a week. Focus on learning to throw, catch, and kick balls properly.
- Help with the concept of following through with the arms and body weight when swinging or batting.
- Teach your child to step forward when throwing at a target and to build endurance by slowly jogging a regular, reasonable distance that builds over time.
- Attend a high school or little league game to stimulate interest with live action.
- Mark regular practice sessions on a calendar so your child can anticipate them as special times.
- Go out together to watch a sport that your child is not familiar with, like golf, tennis, or archery.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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