Should my 4-year-old take swimming lessons or gymnastics?

Should my 4-year-old take swimming lessons or gymnastics?

Deciding between one activity or another is choice parents often face

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Six-year-old invited for select hockey

Six-year-old invited for select hockey

August 28, 2012, 2 Comments on Six-year-old invited for select hockey

A reader asks if it's a good idea for young kids to be on the ice 4 times a week Read More»

Does playing other sports make my child better at baseball?

Does playing other sports make my child better at baseball?

August 18, 2012, No Comments on Does playing other sports make my child better at baseball?

Q: How does participating in a variety of activities help my 8-year-old become a better baseball player? By playing lacrosse they learn to run fast, as well as track an object ... Read More»

My son loves hockey; should I register him for a summer league?

My son loves hockey; should I register him for a summer league?

August 17, 2012, No Comments on My son loves hockey; should I register him for a summer league?

Q. My 8-year-old son plays hockey and the coach says he has a special talent. He scores a lot of goals and he is one of the stronger players. Given ... Read More»

How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

August 6, 2012, No Comments on How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

Q: How do I help my child become an elite athlete? It starts with you deciding to insist on properly designed sport and activity programs for your child. When kids learn ... Read More»

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

July 16, 2012, No Comments on Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

Even a young Wayne Gretzky knew that he needed to take a break from hockey at the end of a season Read More»

Why do children quit playing sports?

Why do children quit playing sports?

July 9, 2012, No Comments on Why do children quit playing sports?

Q: Why do children quit playing sports? The main reason children say they quit is because they don’t have the skills to play. They feel “useless” or “pathetic”. They get ... Read More»

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

June 11, 2012, 1 Comment on Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn fundamental movements skills before they’re ready to learn the more complicated skills required in structure activities and sports. The best way to help your ... Read More»

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

April 20, 2012, 2 Comments on What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

There is no great risk in introducing your daughter to a particular sport or activity, but you should keep a few things in mind Read More»

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

April 17, 2012, No Comments on What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

Q: I see ads for exercise programs geared at kids. Some do things like sit-ups and push-ups. Is this really necessary for children? What kinds of activities and exercises should ... Read More»