There are many ways for your child to experience competition outside of sports.
A sports parent asks:
My child loves to play games and compete, but is not very athletic. What are some other ways he can enjoy competition besides the mainstream sports?
According to the dictionary, competition means: “a contest for some prize, honor, or advantage”.
Nothing about sports in there. Competition comes in all colors and sizes. Try these other options on for size:
- Debate teams
- Science project contests
- Math competitions
- checkers/chess tournaments
- ping pong tournaments
- 4-H competitions (raising animals to sell for the highest price or prize)
- Art contests
- Writing contests
- Musical competitions
- Dance competitions
- video contests (making them)
- Boy/Girl Scout competition
- cooking contests
- There are even video game competitions!
- animal training shows/competitions
What have I left out?
The list could go on and on; there are tons of ways kids can compete outside of sports. Let your child try a few; he may find a niche that he loves.
I’d love to hear suggestions from other parents about ways they’ve discovered for their kids to compete outside of sports. What have you found?
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