Watersports is one of a fascinating sports activities for all age groups – whether be it youngsters or children. Water is common and is freely available everywhere. Our body is made of 65% water. When a child is born, he cries the most when he is sponged or when we sprinkle water over him. Water somehow turns out to be their biggest enemy, but as they grow up they shed this fear of water, but it is not necessarily important that they will love the water sports too.
To make them love the watersports, it is very important for the parents to be a part of watersports as it is said that a child learns from his parents. When a child sees his parents perform some activities related to water, he feels inquisitive and is drawn towards it. Watersports simply mean fun, thrill and an exciting experience.
Just imagine, at home while watering the plants, when sprinkles of water are thrown on us, it turns out to be a watersport in itself.
To make the children love the watersports, it’s very crucial to see their age group first. If you will put a small child into some more adventurous watersport, he is most likely to develop the fear of the same.
So, do the following:
• Divide the age groups first
• Classify the water activities as per age groups
• See the required level of safety is there
• Make sure the required equipment are present
For a small child, in the age group of 1-3 years, we can start building his interest towards the water sports by engaging him in water-related activities at home only like making him sit in the inflated rubber tub along with his toys.
When he grows up, we can take him to waterparks in which there are many options available like slides, tubes, and buckets, cross the net over the water, swimming and much more. By indulging him into these activities from the very start itself, we can then inspire him to learn swimming also. Apart from that, it is important to equip them with the safety measures also.
Kids will automatically love to be a part of water sports if the parents also play with them from the initial stage itself. Parents should arrange monthly parties involving watersports where kids can have a great time with their friends. They can organize games like water scrabble, run with a water pot on head, paint the sheet with water color, filling the bucket with water using sponge, shooting the water balloons, Water ramp, waterfall by piercing holes in the pipe, paint with ice cubes, water fights using spray bottles and many more. It’s important to have a group of friends and family involved over small watersports also so that children can enjoy it as the more, the merrier.
Water activities not only leads to fun but also improves health and helps in staying fit too, For instance, swimming. It improves learning and creative capabilities of children also. Water activities involve a lot of adventure provided they are done with utmost carefulness and under expert’s guidance. So, remember to make water activities a part of your daily gaming plans so that children look forward to them and can be even encouraged to take it professionally if they wish to.