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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 (2021)

Top 10 Sports Toys For Toddlers (2021) | pickupsports.co We’ve ranked our Top 10 Sports Toys for Toddlers 2021! Here at pickupsports.co we come across a lot of sports toys! 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...

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10 Engaging Physical Activities for Kids

Children are so inclined to spend most of their time playing games on smartphones or watching videos on the internet, that it's getting tougher to pull them away.  There are so many kids who rarely leave their rooms or home and engage in physical activities. With schooling ending at 2:30 pm, these kids have anywhere between 4-6 hours left in their day. As parents, engaging your kids in healthy physical activities and spending some time outdoors is an excellent idea, but sometimes easier said than done! There are a number of games and activities they can do; from band-aid tag to duck duck goose to jump roping. In order for children to develop into healthy adults, they need to jump, walk,...

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How to choose a sport for your child

Choosing the right sport for young kids age 3, 4, 5 or 6 can seem like a shot in the dark. But the truth is, you don't have to pick just one sport. At this age, kids are still developing their motor control skills and building their strength and functionality. What they are good at now can change drastically in as little as a year.  Research has shown that the key for this age is just early introduction. That means, introduce them to a variety of sports just for fun! Help them learn all about it and help them develop their motor control and ball control skills.  To help you understand if your child is ready for sports, our expert advisors helped...

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NBC 11 Alive: Sports should be accessible for everyone

We're on a mission to make sports accessible for everyone and that mission took us to the NBC 11 Alive Studios in Atlanta to discuss youth sports, mom schedules and parenting with Cara Kneer on her show The Water Break.  Watch the full segment here Our buy one give one model allows us to give away sports starter kits to kids who need access. If you know a kid who could use one, nominate them on our foundation page.   

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Top 7 Indoor Activities for Kids During Holiday Break

The holidays are upon us. It’s time for school break and the kids are home. It’s too cold for the kids to play outside. It can be hard to find healthy ways to keep the kids entertained and active. They have a lot of pent up energy and need an outlet. As a parent, you want to ensure that these holidays act a ladder in your child’s growth instead of transforming them into a lazy lad. Thinking of ways to keep your child productively engaged can be a task in itself. You might browse the Internet or ask your friends who have kids of similar age. No matter which way you try, the process of finding the right indoor activities...

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