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General - Sport for Kids

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As a child, I loved P.E. - well, I did when it was gymnastics anyway! Gym was the love of my life for some fifteen years or so, I even named two of my children after famous gymnasts! But when it was netball or tennis, I hated P.E. because I was pretty useless at those sports. But I was one ... Read review

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Sport - Pleasure Or Punishment

Advantagesbeneficial to health, encourages discipline and team skills, enjoyment, fun

Disadvantagesdisliked by some kids

"...of P.E. or sport in general is biased, depending on your own sporting expertise as a child. But now as a mother, I am definitely in favour of children having compulsory P.E. lessons in school. When children are babies and toddlers, we encourage them to walk and run, writing down the date they take their first steps. A child's enthusiasm for their new-found skills is obvious, as they toddle ever quicker, laughing and smiling with pleasure at this ..." Read review
12.02.2001

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Community Level 1LGTramp

LGTramp

Children and Sport

AdvantagesChildren are healthier and happier

DisadvantagesNone

"...influencing confidence, self-esteem and the general behaviour of their young athletes and use a positive approach to build on strengths rather than weaknesses. Generally children participate in sport because it is fun. Other reasons cited are to improve skill levels, get fit, belong to a community, gain recognition, achieve success and to travel and make new friends. They drop out of sport for a variety of reasons including boredom, lack of success, ..." Read review
15.07.2000

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

Should be enjoyed

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Disadvantages-

" Children in my view should be encouraged to do as many outdoor activities as possible because that is an important part of them growing up, it not only helps to maintain a good lifestyle, but by playing sports, they can build relationships with different children. These days there are so many different forms of entertainment like computer games that children often end up staying inside and playing on their computers instead of going outside and playing ..." Read review
29.07.2001

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Keeps you fit, Fun, Team Game
None really (*)
adrenaline rush, freedom of the sport, kit is easy to transport
expensive, painful (*)
Great exercise, great buzz and great people.
Loads of kit, can be a steep learning curve (*)
keeps you fit and is great fun - ultra sexy!
none really! (*)
Accurate and Powerful
Very Heavy (*)
A Great British tradition
Is there a table near you? (*)
A unique experience
Best sites are not in the UK (*)
My back problem has improved beyond belief
None that I have found (*)
Helps hand-eye co-ordination, a sport that less able-bodied children can take part in
Can be a bit noisy (*)
great sport, different and its all about the person doing it!
its not noticed enough as a sport! (*)
Very entertaining and cheap (depending on what you bet) night out
Can be a little confusing seeing the race guide for the first time (*)
Interesting, something to tell the grandchildren, raised money for the moose
Anti-climax, not empowering or life-changing experience (*)
Basic tackle choice.
It's a bit long. (*)
It can be fun when handled with safety in mind
It can be rather expensive, but that's up to each individual. (*)
Good fun, a day out in the country without getting wet and cold
Can be expensive if it all goes wrong (*)
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