Basketball is one of the most famous games in the world. The reason behind its popularity is because of how fun it is to play and watch others play. But not only is Basketball just fun, but it is also a healthy physical activity for people. Playing Basketball regularly helps people maintain a healthy physique. And that is why we should introduce Basketball to young Children. Playing Basketball from a young age will help them when they go through puberty. Most Basketball players grow quite tall when they go through puberty. Moreover, if some children are really talented at Basketball, they can then play at a higher level much earlier.
Introducing as a Parent
Introducing Basketball to children is actually quite simple. You can grow their interest in Basketball as a teacher or as a parent. There are several ways you can do so. As a parent, you can share your passion for the game with your child. Tell them how much Basketball means to you and just how great the game is. Usually, when children see someone they are fond of liking something, they tend to like the same thing as well. When you keep talking about Basketball in front of your children, they will get interested to know more about the thing you are talking about. Then you can find out about what your child is interested in. Maybe they are not interested in Basketball at all. Maybe they like some other activity such as cooking or drawing more than Basketball. Or maybe they are interested in some other sport such as Football or Baseball. If there seems to be no interest in Basketball, it is useless to try to make them play Basketball. However, don’t lose hope yet. There are times when children’s interests change over time. You can pick teams with your child and watch the games together. By supporting teams, the child will surely get more interested in Basketball.
Introducing as a Teacher
Now as for the teachers, introducing sports such as Basketball to children is a bit harder. If you show passion for Basketball as a teacher, the children who feel connected with you will also grow interested in Basketball. There are many ways in which you can teach children about basketball. You can choose to teach children different vocabulary words that are connected with Basketball. Teaching children language and literacy this way will be a fun way for them to know more about Basketball. You can also teach math to children through Basketball. Show them how different baskets reward you with different points. You can also give them different scenarios regarding Basketball in which they will have to figure out how a team needs to win through mathematical solutions. There are many ways in which a teacher can teach children about Basketball. They can teach children about how Basketball or any other sports includes sportsmanship and respect towards each other. Or you can arrange trips to watch local Basketball games. The P.E teacher’s job in school is to not be strict with anyone and just let the children have fun while playing basketball or any other sport. If they do not have fun, they will stop playing the sport.