On Tuesday, we shared an article from Care Academy about kids and sports, today we have one on if they are ready for team sports. Do you have nanny kids that play sports? What age did they start? What sport do they play or have played?
Although there are sports programs designed for preschoolers, it’s not until about age 6 or 7 that most kids develop the appropriate physical skills or the attention span needed to listen to directions and grasp the rules of the game. While preschoolers can throw and run, it usually takes some time before they can coordinate the two skills. And it usually isn’t until kindergarten or first grade that kids grasp concepts like “taking turns” that are crucial to many sports.