Sportive spirit

Games promote a sense of teamwork in children

Enrolling your child in a baseball, soccer or other sports league can ensure regular exercise, promote friendship and instil a sense of teamwork.

The Nemours Foundation in the U.S. offers these suggestions before you sign up your child for a team sport:

Consider how much time the sport will take away from family time, homework and relaxation.

Think about how sports participation will impact the rest of the family.

Make sure you work out any transportation and schedule issues, especially if you have more than one child playing sports.

Consider lending a hand to your child’s sport. Volunteering can encourage your child to participate and help you spend quality time together.