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Children's Health & Development

What is the best sport for my 2-year-old child?

What the Expert Says

By Pooja Vishindas

Chief Curriculum Officer at Nurture Education Group

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education, University of South Australia

Over 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Children at age 2, may not only grow by leaps and bounds, but also learn to leap and bound! Expect to see big things happening with the big muscles (gross motor skills).

Expose your child to Various Activities

More than restricting it to a sport, you may want to expose your child to a variety of gross motor activities such as playing balls, climbing up slides, running at the park etc. In addition to this, you may want to take your child to different outdoor playgrounds to practise his large motor skills and coordination skills.

Be Aware of their Short Attention Span

Playing simple games with your child helps to boost confidence as toddlers at age 2 love being able to do things for themselves. They can also begin to follow simple instructions. However, be aware of their short attention span of not more than 10 minutes for each activity. Most importantly, enjoy the bonding session with your child and facilitate their development with meaningful and encouraging interactions.

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