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Why you need to consider age-appropriate activities

Ages 2 to 5
Your child is likely to show natural preferences for certain sports or activities. Start there, being careful to keep your child’s maturity and skill level in mind.

  • Running
  • Climbing
  • Jumping
  • Dancing
  • Playing catch with a lightweight ball
  • Pedaling a tricycle
  • Supervised water play
Ages 6 to 7
As children get older, their coordination and attention spans improve. They’re also better able to follow directions and understand the concept of teamwork. Consider organized activities such as –

  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Track & Field
  • Martial Arts
Age 8 and older 
By age 8, most sports — including contact sports — may be acceptable, as long as your child wears appropriate protective gear. Carefully supervised strength training is OK at this age, too.