An Age By Age Guide To Pick The Perfect Sport For Your Kid

2017.12.20 21

If you want them to be active, you need to encourage the children to play sports when they’re young. The proper age for kid to play sport is about 2 years old and up. Happy Mom.Life would like to introduce sports that suitable for age range of the children. Let’s see what they are!



0-2 years old> Swimming


Actually, kids can swim since the first day they open their eyes because they are surrounded by amniotic fluid since they’re in the womb. However, the kids are able to start swimming practice when they’re 1 year old up.


Swimming is not only a good way for the kids to protect themselves from drowning but also stimulates brain and body development. They will be trained to control breathing while swimming. Swimming helps become the body and lungs even stronger and reduce the risk of asthma when they grow up.


There are plenty of swimming centers for babies. Let's see the list below:


babypoolthailand.com

aquababiesthailand.com

babyswimmingthailand.com

swimmingkidsthailand.com



2-3 years old> Run, football


The kids start learning movement and observation on their own but not focus on something for a long time. However, you should select sport that let them enjoy movement easily like running.


If they’re boy, they will totally in love with football for sure. You can take them to play outside. It supports muscles around their legs, and the connection between eyes and feet. However, we don’t recommend you to let them play in the football field since they’re 2 years old but enjoy playing with dad at the playground would be great.


The kids between 3-4 years old can play football in the field which available in various places. Coach will teach them how to play with friends. Moreover, there’re special training items provided.


facebook.com/CenterSoccerAcademy/

facebook.com/mayalarpfc

facebook.com/ma.academy.fc

facebook.com/CenterSoccerAcademy

smilefootballclub.com



3-4 years old > Gymnastic


As you can see, body of the kid is more flexible than adult’s. The muscles and tendons are highly stretched. Moreover, the kid is going to focus on something more but still enjoy moving quickly. Gymnastic is the one that beneficial to the body.


It doesn’t only promote physical development but also develop the brain to help them concentrate on something more, control the body muscles and practice how to breath correctly as well.


The New Gym Club

PK Rhythmic GYM

thaicanadian-sports.com

thaigymnastics.com



4-5 years old > Karate, Taekwondo


Karate or Taekwondo is one of popular sports that moms often take out the kids to play. It’s suitable for 4-5 years old kids who have a lot of energy. Furthermore, it completely supports skeleton, joints of the kid.


Children in this age have a better memory. They like to imitate and follow the adults. You will remember the gestures. And imitate the teacher happily. And meet new friends in the same. The kids have a better memory to follow gestures from adults.  


sakuradojo-th.com

facebook.com/spkaratedo

Phaitoon Taekwondo & Muay Thai - Chachoengsao  PTC



5-6 years old > Tennis


Let’s try another interesting sport that has more rules to follow like tennis. It’s suitable for 5-6 years old kids. They will practice breathing, muscles and some techniques to play especially analyzing skill. Furthermore, moms can participate to play with them. It doesn’t only enhance the body, but also make family relationship even stronger as well.


Sport Center Piyarom Village, Pathumthani

facebook.com/theacethailand

PV Tennis Center

Sport Intrend, Co.Ltd

sanwata.net

Junior Tennis Institute



6-12 year old > Freestyle


The primary kids are able to choose to play sports up to their preference. You just have to give them a chance to play before making a decision without being guided. It may be necessary to have some rules to encourage them to understand their responsibilities once they decide to do something.


At present, there are many institutions or sport training centers that allow you to take free class before taking a course. Happy Mom.life suggests the kids to try it first before making a decision to buy the course.


Actually, the kids are always happy when they find something new. They can tell you that I like playing this. When time flies, they may change their mind because they don’t want to wake up early or prefer to eat ice cream with mom more. However, you have to know your kid’s habit first. Then, find the techniques to make them recognize their own decisions.

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