Let your kids try different sports
According to Mommy Grace Barrido, her daughter, 9-year-old Andi, has been dancing since she was 4 but had to stop because of the pandemic restrictions. Noong nagbukas na ulit ang dance classes, nagulat ang mom na ayaw na ng bata ituloy ang pagsayaw. Sabi ni Andi, hobby lang ito at ang gusto na niyang gawin ay maglaro ng tennis.
“I had to test the waters before investing in tennis,” sabi ni Grace. Kaya ang ginawa ng mom ay dinala ang anak sa isang tennis court with racket rentals and in-house coaches. It turned out na nagustuhan ni Andi ang sport, so much so that she even started joining tournaments!
Sabi ni Grace, “Remember, parents play an essential role in supporting children in sports. If you want your kids to play sports, you need to find something they are passionate about and then start from there.”
Show your kids that you enjoy it, too
Seven years old pa lang si Zia pero interesado na siya sa iba’t ibang sports dahil lumaki siya seeing her parents play and enjoy these activities. According to Daddy Karl Tan, his daughter watches him and his wife play tennis, basketball, and football. Kaya, maagang na-cultivate nilang mag-asawa ang interes ng anak.
Pati ang pagbobonding ng mag-ama ay may kinalaman sa sports. Nanonood sila ng sports games on TV at even live tournaments. “[Zia] loves football because she was able to watch the [women’s national team] play in a tournament and win the championship,” the dad said.
Para mas ma-motivate ang bata to play sports, sinasama rin siya ni Karl sa mga sports events that he organizes. Lagi rin ang dad nagkukuwento tungkol sa naging experience niya playing for his school’s varisty team.
Enroll your kids in sports clinics while the interest is there
Mommy Anna Abiol shared na when her 8-year-old son was only 6, na-curious na ang bata sa tennis dahil lagi siyang napapadaan sa tennis court ng kanilang village tuwing nagbi-bike ito. Noong nalaman ito ni Anna, in-enroll niya agad-agad ang kanyang anak sa isang tennis class. Hindi nagtagal, nagustuhan ng bata ang sport, lalo na noong nakikilaro na sa kanya ang buong family.
“Check for sports programs in your kids' schools or in your communities,” sabi ni Anna. “You can even join the program and make it a bonding moment for you and your child!”
Alalahanin lang natin, finding the right sport for your child takes trial and error. May iba na mas magugustuhan ang team sports at may iba mas type ang solo sports. Thankfully, MILO® Sports Clinics offer both. For team sports, puwede mong i-enroll ang iyong anak sa basketball, football, or sa volleyball classes. For solo sports, puwede sila sa gymnastics, arnis, o karate classes.
Along with encouraging your kids to stay active, make sure they have the energy to stay active throughout the day. Gawin ito by partnering their balanced and nutritious breakfast with MILO®.
MILO®’s champion formula has milk, a source of protein and calcium; protomalt, a source of energy; cocoa, a source of phosphorus; and iron and B vitamins for energy release. When partnered with a balanced meal, MILO® can help your active kids reach the optimal amount of energy at breakfast time and get them prepared for a day of sports.
Kaya mommies at daddies, support your kids’ sports interests while they’re young. This will help build a habit of being active na makakatulong sa kanilang health and well-being and will get them one step closer to being champions in life!
Stay on Barangay Nestle website’s Barangay Court page to learn more parenting tips and the secrets to raising champions in life.