Sports with children, parenting thoughts

I know nuts about basketball.

Besides dunk and NBA, I do not understand other basketball lingos.
Check, air ball, fast break, free throw, box out, travel, three pointers etc
(Click for Basketball jargons to impress the kids)

But I do know Sports with children go together, and I am actively engaging the kids and family through more sporting activities.
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Besides the tangible benefits like improved fitness and fun factor, the intangibles benefits are the parent and child bonding session, and character building (resilience and sportsmanship).

They were all laughing at me when I was played like a monkey or I constantly air ball and travel!
But I did not mind playing the fool and let the kids win haha ๐Ÿ™‚
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Coming back to basketball or soccer, I did not transfer any “skills” to them, the younger ones were all motivated by their big brother.
The way they played looks professional and I was just a newbie (noob) in their basketball court haha.
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My Uncle joints are still aching after last weekend’s basketball play, but I am game for more Sports session with my kids.
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Do follow our Sports pursuit on the right panel (of blog), Hiking, Cycling and Running ๐Ÿ™‚
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If basketball and soccer is too tiring, go for a hike around Singapore’s parks and nature trails.
We would recommend something easy, like our 2 hour Marang Trail from Habour Front to Labrador Park (album link).
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Sports with Children, it is Free, Fun, and keep us Fit ๐Ÿ™‚
(keeps kids away from too much electronic games too)

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN, This blog is use to capture our kids' growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :)

21 thoughts on “Sports with children, parenting thoughts”

  1. Sports and the outdoors is so important, especially in our society where the emphasis is often too skewed on indoor pursuits.
    ‘Healthy body, healthy mind’, I say! The hubs and I really enjoy outdoor activities and trekking but we have yet to fully pass it on to our kids. Still hoping to train/convince/force them to do a 10k MacRitchie walk with us soon. Probably baby steps first…

  2. Sports or any other activities that require physical strength and stamina done with the kids are great form of family bonding time and like you said, it doubles the purpose of keeping them unplugged.

  3. Yes, absolutely true that sports and kids go together. I do believe in encouraging kids in sporting activities. Basketball is a great outdoor sport that keeps kids fit and energizes their body and mind. To allow the children to play the sport right, you need to make sure that they have comfortable athletic clothing while playing and participating in games.

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