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This type of sports parent has the most success.

Parents should get involved in their child's sports.  This post is written by Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, M.D. who is a practicing Sports Medicine Physician and the Board Director of the non-profit Pickup Sports Foundation.  The role of parents in a child’s experience has changed significantly over the last 20 years.  Parents now are seemingly over-involved in their child’s sports experience; painted in negative pictures of controlling and forcing their children to play a single sport at young ages. We’ve all seen videos of parents yelling and screaming at their kids’ youth sports practices and games. However, this culture has made us think that a parent’s involvement in their child’s sport experience is a bad thing. The reality is that a parent’s involvement...

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How to Use Basketball Set to Nurture Your Toddler’s Social Skills

As a parent, you want your child to blossom into a responsible adult and be all set for the competitive world. While exercises aid in their physical development, children’s social skills often get overlooked. What if we tell you that your child can learn social skills while playing Basketball without making it seem much of a task? Well, you’ll be a happy parent. Let’s help you understand every aspect of it. Well, you’ll be a happy parent. Let’s help you understand every aspect of it. Social skills are not only about being verbally interactive. It is what appears in the gestures, body language and overall comfort of your children while communicating with their peers and other people. In a competitive...

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Don’t see it as a task but as a release. Exercise & Sport And The Wholistic Benefit

This is guest post written by Jess Silver of Flex for Access Society as a whole is experiencing tremendously challenging times right now amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Throughout times where the future is uncertain, there is one thing that is certain and it is that it most important to prioritize one’s health. This is even more important for those who have varying needs due to physical limitations and other challenges. Individuals with varying needs related to physical disabilities, are the ones most in need of exercise for the following reasons every day and especially during times of adversity, when one has limited access to other things which are part of a routine and to maintain longevity. Reasons Why Fitness and...

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Why Tee Ball Is One of the Best Sports for Your Tiny Tot

Baseball is a sport that easily steals hearts. No matter how eagerly you wait to see your child ace the sport, children take some time to learn the game. However, taking baby steps in this direction always goes a long way! If you want to nurture your child’s interest in baseball, Tee ball sets can be your best partner. Kids have a flood of energy. To ensure that they use it to their advantage, they need to learn to channel their strength in the right direction. Here is how Tee ball helps to fuel your kid’s growth- Caters to Their Unique Needs Every child is different and so are their needs. Some are quick in grasping and learn as soon...

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Sports Skills Games for Kids Week 1

Every day over the next few weeks we will be sharing our starter sports skills curriculum for kids age 3-6 via videos on our social media channels.  These games are a great way to keep kids working on their physical literacy while staying active and having fun! Typically this curriculum is included in our sports starter kits, but will now be available for digital download for free.  For this week, we'll be starting sport-specific skills to help your kids learn and improve:  To download a copy of each game with instructions and equipment list, click below  

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Week 1 of Home Games for kids age 3-6

With many kids suddenly at home, we know that the next few weeks are going to be a challenge. We love our community and want to help! We've decided to share our starter MOBO curriculum (motor control and ball control) for kids age 3-6.  These games are a great way to keep kids working on their physical literacy while staying active and having fun! Typically this curriculum is included in our sports starter kits, but will now be available for digital download for free.  For week 1, we'll be working on:  ThrowingCatchingDribbling Supplies Here's a list of supplies you will need. If you don't have these at home, we have some links below. We have also listed alternates so you can...

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Melatonin Dosage for Kids

With the daylight savings time change happening, many kids (and adults) can have trouble falling asleep, which we all know can ruin our (I mean their) mornings! Although the use of low doses of melatonin seems to be safe and effective, more research is needed to answer some questions. As with any supplement, please only give melatonin to your child under a doctor’s direction. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone secreted in a small organ in the brain. The hormone helps the body maintain its circadian rhythm – the internal clock that helps people with their sleep-wake cycle. Darkness actually helps stimulate the secretion of the hormone, which is why melatonin levels typically rise in the evening. Does Melatonin...

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Exercises for a 4-year-old-kids

Do you have a 4-year-old full of energy? I know what it's like to have one who literally is jumping up and down for no reason (ahem, time to use up that energy!). Sports are a great way to get their mind and body moving and developing and did you know that kids this age need three hours of physical activity a day! I know I didn't do "traditional" exercises when I was a 4-year-old, but it's actually never too young to start. By starting early (in a fun way) kids start building a love for exercise that lasts a lifetime! When it comes to exercises 4-year-olds, it’s important to remember two things: Give them a variety of movement Keep...

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Top 10 Sports Toys for Toddlers (2020)

We’ve ranked our Top 10 Sports Toys for Toddlers 2020! When it comes to your little toddlers or pre-K kids, there is an endless option of toys for boys and girls. Rather than pick something a 3 year old will use once and then forget, start exploring some of our top toddler toys that will help them get active and improve skills! These also make perfect birthday presents for toddlers. While choosing the right and best sports toys for boys or girls may be a challenging task, it is important to put time and effort in doing so. Toys are not only a great pastime but perform the noble purpose of nurturing your child’s analytical skills and helping them learn...

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