sport is not only inspiring, it is also a real tool for inclusion and to guarantee fundamental rights of children, such as the right to play (Gustavo S.P. UNICEF). Young people should at least accumulate 60minutes of at least moderate intensity activity a day; this can involve lots of short bouts of physical activity and a range of intensities. These activities should include some that stress muscles and bones like yoga, jumping, skipping, and some that help promote movement skills (involving balance, coordination and body awareness). As an organization geared towards children development, we know that these guidelines are based on evidence that more active children and young people have better health outcomes, including cardiovascular and bone health, muscle fitness and weight status. There is also evidence that increased physical activity is associated with enhanced mental health, improved cognitive (mental) function, aspects of self-esteem, and reduced depression symptoms in young people.
Types of Sporting Activities
Other types of sporting activities for children and young people that we are engaged in, apart from the ones mentioned above are
- Basket ball games for kids
- Ring games for kids: it is a great sport for kids to stay in shape. It is fun for children and young people
- Table tennis games for kids
- Swimming games for kids: swimming in the pool or the ocean is a fun sports activity.
- Cricket games for kids
- Indoor bowling games: it is a recreational activity for many families , for those who are deprived, this program can make it up for such children.
- Figure skating and Ice skating games for kids: it can be a competitive kids sports activity.
- Skiing and Snowboarding Games: This game is done when it gets cold outside. Children and youth can get adventure and would want to experience extreme sports games in the snow.
- Rock climbing games and activities
- Fishing games and activities for kids.
Advantages of Sporting Activities for Children and Young People
Sport activities offer various benefits to vulnerable children and young people; participation in sports can improve children’s learning and skill development including empowerment, leadership and self-esteem. This contributes to their overall well-being and future prospects.
Specifically, sport activities offer both physical and social benefits to children. These are discussed as follows:
Physical Benefits: The physical benefit of outdoor kids sport such as soccer, skateboarding, hiking, biking, football, etc include building muscles, gaining acute flexibility, improving balance and coordination, losing weight and general endurance
Social Benefit: The social benefits of outdoor sports are extremely obvious and well beneficial. Playing sports with a lot of kids together can improve general social development, in that children and young people will learn to interact with each other naturally but with sports as the main social interaction will improve other facets such as leadership, self-esteem and general teamwork through the construct of the sports games themselves.
Participation in sporting activities can have a range of positive influence on children and adolescents. It is not enough to just participate – once they become talented at the sport activity; it makes their development that much better. Achieving competency at these tasks allows an individual to take advantage of personal and environmental resources that promote positive functioning in the present, reduce the risk for developing behaviour problems (these children are prone to such) and increase the likelihood for healthy adjustment for the future.
Activities that can bring the our organisation and Children and Adults together.
The activities that can bring our organisation, children and adults together include indoor/outdoor activities.