Nowadays there is a wide range of sports to choose. There are many kinds of sports that are available for children to attend. Parents have to take into consideration the importance that sport has and the opportunities it gives. Parents definitely have to involve their children in sports, especially team sports. It has been proven by many experts and professionals that team sports develop different qualities in children and help them to adapt in the society. This is a considerable advantage and has to be taken into consideration by parents and teachers.
Today, any health organization and each doctor will recommend a child to get involved in some kind of sports that he is interested in. There are safe and dangerous sports that parents have to distinguish and to recommend to their children. In the era of multiculturalism sport has become an area of a great choice, when a person in any country can experience the culture of any other country with the help of sport.
In the modern society sport has become an indispensable component in people’s lives, as it offers many perspectives and gives many advantages to people. Children that do sports are several times healthier than their friends who do not do any sports. Those parents who take care of their children, always offer them doing different kinds of sports, to be able in the future to choose something peculiar for a child that will realize his potential, according to Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., Carol Shookhoff, Ph.D (2010).
Sport is very essential for children and has obvious benefits. It can be seen especially these days, when children spend more and more time in front of the computer and become lazier. Making sport almost obligatory will help to improve the situation and to make the entire nation healthier. There are a great percentage of children who have obesity in the young age and who already need specific treatment. That is why it is important to ensure that children are involved in sports, that they have their interests, that they are active and healthy.
Doing sports is easy and each person has to find time for it. Children, of course, have a very busy life nowadays, but despite that they manage to stay online hours a day and to become fatter and less healthy. Mind and body of children have to be healthy and that is why it is important to ensure the direction for them to move forward and to succeed.
Considering the article, “co-founder and medical director of The Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes and one of America’s premier pediatric sports physicians Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., explains: how to keep your child athlete healthy in mind and body, deal with the coach and other parents and help your child handle team pressure, to recognize and prevent injuries such as fractures, ligament tears, and repetitive stress injuries, and to recognize when your child is doing “too much””. These advices will be helpful for the parents and will help them to decide considering the choice of the sports for their children.
According to The benefits of team sports (2011), the benefits of the team sports are: social, physical and psychological. Pediatrics also recommends team sports for the children. Social skills of children become stronger, they start to cooperate with their teammates, they try to understand people and communicate with them. Sport educates children and teaches them to show their appreciation and respect. Is should be understood that the success is not the goal in sport, as the participation and the whole process means much more. Coping with the competition in a healthy way is also essential for children. As well, there are benefits of critical thinking, developing patience, solving problems, self-discipline and persistence. And moreover, children, with the help of sports can learn how to cope with disappointment. As well, considering the research, the girls who participate in team sports are less likely to have teenage pregnancies.
According to What are the benefits of team sports for kids? (2010), “the Centers for Disease Control indicates childhood obesity tripled between 1980 and 2010.” The cuts in education also influenced the physical education of children. As well, “The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that children who participate in regular physical activity have reduced risks of “many adult health problems, including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease”, according to What are the benefits of team sports for kids? (2010).
All in all, it can be said that there are many benefits of team sports for children nowadays. It has been proven by many experts and professionals that team sports develop different qualities in children and help them to adapt in the society. Communication is one of the factors that is extremely useful in life and indispensable in many life situations.
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., Carol Shookhoff, Ph.D (2010). The Benefits of Youth Sports. Retrieved February 21, 2011 from http://www.enotalone.com/article/5298.html
The benefits of team sports (2011). Retrieved February 21, 2011 from http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ed_Benefits_Team_Sports/
What are the benefits of team sports for kids? (2010). Retrieved February 21, 2011 from http://www.livestrong.com/article/174913-what-are-the-benefits-of-team-sports-for-kids/
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Some young children spend a great amount of their time practicing sports. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Who does not like sports? Everyone likes to play. Sport should be a part of everyone's life. Sports help you to stay healthy. Experts suggested that, we all should play or do exercise daily at least for half an hour to stay healthy. I think that children should also spend some time on sports but not all. Many young children spend their more time on sports only which is not good for them. All young children should participate in all activities equally and also learn to balance their routine.
First, starting with advantages of sports, playing sports makes us physically and mentally strong. It keeps us active, fit and healthy. Teamwork is the most important advantage of playing sports which can help us in our professional life. Playing is also fun and part of an entertainment. Playing sports increases our stamina and helps us in dealing with stress. All young children should play at least one sport. They should also learn to maintain their routine with sports which will help them to be disciplined in their life.
On the other hand, excess playing can be a disadvantage of sports. This will keep children away from all other activities like social gatherings, community activities, picnics and many others. This can also have a bad effect on their studies. Sometimes children might have to face physical injuries. I remember, our neighbor's young child he was a very good Ice Hockey player. He used to play a lot and one day he met with an accident and now he cannot even walk. All treatments tried but didn't work. So, sometimes we may have to face such injuries which cannot be treated.
Finally, if we all maintain our routine then we can keep ourselves away from all disadvantages. I believe that, playing sports play a vital role in everyone's lives so not only young children but we all should spend some amount of time in playing.
Who does not like sports?( I wont suggest you not to start with a question. Though you can have raise questions inside your essay. ) Everyone likes to play. Sport should be a part of everyone's life. Sports help you to stay healthy. Experts suggested that, we all should play or do exercise daily at least for half an hour to stay healthy.
I think that children should spend some time in sports but also concentrate in other activities as well.
Many young children spend more time in sports rather than in other activities.
( You should change the sentence use some synonyms. In this case you can avoid repeating "all young children" )Children should participate in all activities equally and also learn to balance their routine.
You can start in this way..
Even though sports are integral part in one's life but one should not get obsessed by one sport rather than effectively balance their time in every activity which is equally important.
I was trying to start my essay in a different way. I read many essays which start with questions. Is it wrong to start your essay with question? OR Is it not correct in this context? Please confirm.
And thanks for the corrections.
Hi! Nicely done.
I agree with the first comment ; it could be better not to start with question. :)
Also, I think you stated that advantages and disadvantages of sports. However, in the TOEFL exam, it could be better that take only one answer.
If you fix those things, it could be nice. It is very easy to understand.
Hi Ana ,
Starting an essay with a question creates doubt on the reader. As you are preparing for TOEFL I would suggest you to start your essay by stating your purpose. Then gives reasons on why you support your choice. and then the conclusion.
This simple technique will help you in TOEFL.
My opinion about opening the first paragraph (introduction) with a question is in contrast to others. Each introduction should be started with a motivator . There are different types of motivators that a question is one of them . But, you should know that the question must be attractive, and in the most of the times it is too difficult to propound such question. If you think you are able to ask an alluring question at the beginning of the introduction, I recommend it to you.
What I stated above was a thing that I learned from my teacher, who was an native English-speaker, and my sister, who has got an MA degree in Applied Linguistic.
Thank you so much dear all.. especially ah_zafari. That was very useful. I doubt, I'll be able to write such a alluring questions at this current stage but I will try to work on it, otherwise I 'll start my essay simply by mentioning my opinion so that it won't affect on my grades.
Hi Vickey & Sudhir,
I think, this is a Description/Explanation type of essay and not a preference or agree disagree type. In preference and agree or disagree type of essay, I have to give my opinion and stay on that but, in this type of essay I can describe both as question asked. No doubt that I have to support on one side but I think, I can describe both. Still I 'll rewrite my essay.