Gymnastics and Sports
Research has suggested that sampling sports at an early age leads to overall increased physical literacy, increased participation, and better performance by the athlete. Single sport participation eliminates these benefits AND causes negative implications.
Sports can help in the development of your child's self-esteem and confidence. Receiving high fives from teammates or obtaining a pat on the back from coach helps build confidence. This also helps them learn to trust their own abilities. Playing sports also help children develop social skills which would benefit them even when they grow older. They learn to interact with people and improve their communication skills.
Gymnastics requires the athletes to maintain discipline. This discipline could be mental, physical or tactical. Gymnastics and Music and Movement requires them to follow a set of rules, take orders and accept decisions made by the coach. Good discipline is appreciated in sports, as there are penalties for bad discipline. By listening to the coach and peers, your child would learn an important life skill which would help him throughout their career and life.
Organized sports provide children with the important lesson of learning how to work in a team. Everyone has to come together to achieve this goal. By working they will lean each other's strengths and weaknesses.