“Toddlers and Tiaras“…”Toddlers and Sports“…personally, I would pick sports for my toddler.
But is this a smart idea? Is it a better choice or does it just sound better to me.
Toddlers are really still growing and their bones are not fully hardened which makes injuries more serious when they do happen. According to this post in Parenting.com orthopedists are not proponents of competitive sports for young kids. The reported childhood injuries have increased as more children compete in these sports.
So what are the options?
- Keep activities playful
- Change the activities that a child engages in so that the stress on his bones and muscles are changed as well
- Keep it non-competitive for the toddler…let them just have fun…there is nothing wrong with that.
It is just better not to push our kids…Balance is key.
Knowing what that balance is seems difficult these days.
What do you think about sports for toddlers? What choices have you made?
I would love to hear from you.