My sons played all kinds of sports year round, especially my oldest son Zac, who is the athlete in the family. When I was in school, I didn’t play many team sports but I did play a lot of games such as dodge ball and tetherball. I was also a fast runner, beating my sisters and friends in running sprints.
Playing sports is often associated with children doing well in school and actually graduating. I had blogged previously about the NFL’s program “Play 60/Read 20” that encourages children to play and read more. I can’t say enough about how important this is for children during the summer, in particular. There are many sports camps available. Or, sports activities can be planned with relatives and friends. Again, it requires us as parents to be active in our children’s lives and make plans.
Author Soraya Diase Coffelt