There’s nothing better than watching your child try something new — especially if it’s a new
sport! The winter season is an excellent time for kids to get outside and enjoy the weather. It
can also be a great opportunity for you to help your child find a winter sport that they will enjoy
playing. Here’s how you can help them find a winter sport to play:
1. Talk About it
Ask your child what activities they like and what they like about each one. This is a great way to
start an open dialogue with your child about what they want to do. After all, the more
comfortable they feel talking about it with you, the more likely they’ll be able to tell you exactly
what they want. You can even make it a fun family activity by asking each person in the house
what they want to do and then picking one of those things together as a family activity. With this,
you can also find out your child’s strengths and weaknesses in physical fitness and balance
skills. If they could improve at running or jumping but seem to enjoy playing ball games like
soccer or hockey, consider those as possibilities.
2. Give Them Options
It’s essential for kids to have options when it comes to choosing a sport or activity in which they
want to participate. Asking what kind of sports they enjoy playing can help narrow down the list
of possible activities, but it’s also essential to give them space and time so they can try out
different things without pressure from parents or other adults. Give them a few weeks (or even
months) before deciding whether or not they like something, and let them know that there are no
wrong answers when finding something fun for yourself!
3. Refrain from Assuming Anything About Costs
Many sports have minimal costs associated with them, so make sure you check before making
assumptions. For example, if you think figure skating will be too expensive because of the ice-
time fees, look into the costs of renting ice time at a local rink or ice arena instead. Refrain from
assuming anything about equipment needs, either. Also, cross-country skiing is a great activity
for kids because it gives them an opportunity to be outdoors and get some exercise without
having to worry about falling down or getting hurt. You can buy cross-country skis online or at
local sporting goods stores, or borrow them from someone who already knows how to use them
if possible – this will help ensure that they fit properly! Some sports require a lot of gear, while
others don’t require much more than clothing and shoes (and maybe a helmet).
4. Remember, Safety First!
Ensure all equipment is properly fitted, in good condition, and appropriate for the participant’s
age. If you need help with how something should be used or worn, ask an instructor or someone
who knows about these activities. Ensure that all equipment is properly fitted, in good condition,
and appropriate for the participant’s age. If you need help with how something should be used
or worn, ask an instructor or someone who knows about these activities. Check with an expert
before taking part in any activity involving speed or height above ground level (i.e., ski jumps).
Check with an expert before taking part in any activity involving speed or height above ground
level (i.e., ski jumps). Take breaks often while participating in physical activities.
5. Find a Local Club or Team
Many clubs and teams offer lessons for beginners so that kids can learn the basics before
stepping onto the ice or snow. Look into local competitions — there are many opportunities for
young athletes to compete during the winter season. Once again, check with local clubs or
teams, community centers, and schools for details on upcoming events that might be right for
your child’s skill level and interests.
Choose a winter sport that will give your child plenty of opportunities to practice skills, receive
positive feedback, and develop self-confidence. Focus on what they can do, not what they can’t.
Be sure to choose an activity they enjoy and will stick with, so all their hard work will pay off now
and in the future.