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We can understand that children these days are so much into devices. In this tech world, mobile phones, laptops, PCs, Smartwatches, and other devices have taken the place of fields. You can keep your child safe inside the home but you cannot make him strong if you keep doing so!
And the best option to make your son strong and fit is taking him to the field for some real sports. What if you have a non-athletic son? Calm down, don’t worry much! Everyone will not like everything and it’s alright.
But if you really want your kid to be an athlete or be interested in sports, you have to be a little cautious. Don’t force him to do anything directly. All you have to do is indirectly make him interested in sports! Here are some tips to help you out!
Better Late than Never
We know you must be thinking that if your child is also not into sports, how can you start early.
But trust us, better late than never. If you start late, your child will not be interested in sports anymore. It is better to get the athlete thing in their brain from the beginning.
Slow and steady, you have to start knowing him better. Buy him kids’ sensory toys in the shade of different sports equipment. This will make him fascinated by sports.
Once you get close to him, you can easily talk about sports and let him know the importance of sports. At first, they won’t be that much interested. But slowly, you can make them interested in it.
Watch Sports Together
Now, when they are not into sports already, you cannot force him to get into the ground for playing. In this case, the best way is to show them sports.
When they are inside the house and don’t want to play outside, you cannot just be angry with them.
All you need to do is watch sports shows before him. Turn on the TV and go through the sports channel. Make him sit with you and watch it spontaneously. Go through different YouTube videos and watch them together.
If you are careful enough, you will see that some specific sports are grabbing his attention. That’s what your bait is!
Round Table Meetings
As we have already mentioned, you cannot force him but you can intentionally get him into a conversation. After watching a TV match together, you and your partner can sit for a conversation.
In this conversation, you can include your kid too. While doing the conversation, talk in detail about the match you have seen together. Ask your kid a question about a topic and know his opinion.
Tell him to tell you who was the best player in the match and why. This will help him talk about the players and know about them more. Sometimes, more than playing, kids are attracted to the player. Because in comparison to work, personality attracts them more.
Some kids like to play indoor games. So, you can take advantage of these. After watching a match, you can practice a specific thing from the match together. First, he will not be interested.
But slowly, he will participate. Suppose you have seen a football match. Right after that, you can practice specific dribbling from the match with your kid. You both can try that. You can also try it before him and challenge him to do it.
Set a reward for the person who can do it better. This can help him try the tricks and be more excited about athletes.
Now that your child is already not into sports, he must be doing something. No matter if he is playing PC games or mobile games, take a look at them. Take his iPad and download sports games on it.
Once he starts playing the game on the device, he will try to put it outside too. Make a kid’s indoor play setup for him.
He will start trying to play those inside your house. This is the right time to take your kid outside and let him do some sports in the backyard! When he starts doing sports, you can go for a kid’s fitbit to know what he is doing!
Take him to Competitions
It is better to take him to competitions so that he can compete. But before everything, you have to take him to the matches to show him how it works. Whenever you get a little time on your weekends, you can take your kid to a match.
No matter if it is football, cricket, long jump, throw hammer or just running, you have to take him so that he can see it. When he starts watching it, he will try to be one of the players and play like them!
Now that you know how you can deal with your non-athletic son, start it tomorrow! The later you will make, the worse it will be. Remember, you don’t need to force him or push him to do anything, let him do the sport he likes.
He might be interested in one sport or he can also be interested in different sports. Let him choose when he is older. When he is just a kid, let him play the way he wants!