Lifestyle - Toys/Games | 6-18 yrs

Top Indoor Sports For Children

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Picture this. Your children are out playing a game of football when it starts to rain. The children come inside drenched and disappointed. One of the many perils of playing an outdoor sport. This is where indoor sports score as there is no chance of it being called off due to the weather.

One of the more popular indoor sports that improves the mental sharpness of children is chess. According to Parents, playing chess stimulates the brain of children, improves their memory and cognitive abilities. This classic game of strategy also sparks your child’s creativity, increases their problem-solving skills and teaches planning and foresight.

Another indoor sport that is fast-paced and helps in burning a lot of calories is squash. This sport is played with the use of racquets by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. Children who play squash regularly develop agility, their hand-eye coordination sharpen, squash boosts cardiovascular health and alleviates stress.

Do your children love to dance? Well, then go right ahead and encourage them to dance, dance and dance more for dancing is also considered an indoor sport. Apart from the fun factor associated with dancing, it offers a host of benefits such as:

• Dancing is fun and children love to dance.

• It ensures a healthy blood pressure.

• Dance wards off obesity in children.

There are other indoor sports like bowling, indoor basketball, and snooker that will banish boredom in your children on rainy days. Read through this ClipBook to know more.

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Chess

Playing chess results in better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement. Children are seen to reap the most brain benefits from playing chess, according to experts.

Table Tennis

Whether children are playing doubles or singles, table tennis can be a competitive sport. It is also a great way to burn calories and get fit.

Skipping

Skipping improves co-ordination and rhythm in children, it also strengthens and tones the muscles. Plus, it is inexpensive and fun.

Squash

An indoor sport which requires the use of racquets, squash is played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. Squash is a fast-moving sport and is an excellent cardiovascular workout...

Dance

Dancing has many benefits such as reduced obesity, it is a fun source of exercise, ensures healthy blood pressure and also helps to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Bowling

Bowling is not only a fun activity but provides many health benefits such as muscle growth, weight loss, muscle toning and strengthening.

Snooker

Snooker can be considered as example of applied physics and geometry. Some of its benefits include enhancing focus and coordination, and promoting self confidence if you are good at this game.

Indoor Basketball

As a sport, this game doesn’t require much in terms of equipment. Children can put up hoops or baskets in a large indoor area and enjoy this game...

Darts

Why should children play darts? The most important reason for playing darts is to have fun! Parents just need to buy and install a dart board and watch their children have fun for hours.

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