Children and Sports: The advantages are endless

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Children and Sports Participation: The advantages are endless

When children are growing up, there are many different things that are vital to their development. Whether that is beginning how to read and write, or learning right from wrong, there are things that children must learn. On top of these necessities, there are other core skills that as children grow older they will need to acquire. Some of those skills include compassion, dedication, honesty, patience, respect, and tolerance. Learning these skills at a young age can be helpful to children, and can also be very beneficial to them later in life. While learning all these new skills, children also need to get enough daily physical activity in order to stay healthy. Eating right and taking in enough fruits and vegetables will also benefit children's health. A great way for children to learn many of these valuable skills and at the same time stay healthy is by participating in youth sports.

A large amount of research has been conducted on this topic, and the results overwhelmingly show that sports participation for children is vital. Suzanne Le Menestrel and Daniel F. Perkins will go in depth as to why sports participation for children is so important. Although, some parents remain skeptical as to whether or not they want their children active in youth sports. Even if parents are not sure if they should enroll their children in sports, they should choose to do so because of the physical activity, social skills, success, and life lessons.

Part One: Reasons against sports participation-injury risks

When parents are deciding whether or not they should choose to enroll their children in sports, there are many different factors to consider. Whether that is trying to determine...