What Motivates Kids?
So there’s a lot to gain from a regular physical activity, but how do you encourage kids to do it?
Choosing the right activities for a child’s age: If you don’t, the child may be bored or frustrated.
Giving kids plenty of opportunities to be active: Kids need parents to make activity easy by providing equipment and taking them to classes and other active spots.
Keeping the focus on fun: Kids won’t do something they don’t enjoy.
When kids enjoy an activity, they want to do more of it. Practicing a skill — whether it’s swimming or riding their bike or martial arts — improves their abilities and helps them feel accomplished, especially when the effort is noticed and praised. These good feelings often make kids want to continue the activity and even try others.
I have been involved with teaching martial arts to children for more than 20 years. Over those years I had the opportunity to teach thousands of kids and help other martial artists learn skills to inspire kids to train, develop positive beliefs, gain confidence and self-esteem. I don’t know of another sport or art that does these things as effective as martial arts. Classes are fun, kids get positive encouragement, learn to over come challenges, learn sportsmanship and goal setting. If you are looking for an activity with a purpose, contact Brian Mayes Karate we specialize in kids classes. You and your child will be glad you did.