Sports classes don’t just turn your kid from a couch potato to a jumping bean – their benefits extend from mental to social development, too. She’ll develop strength, hand-eye coordination and fundamental motor, balancing and agility skills.
Chua Wee Lee, managing director of multi-sport and exercise school Ready Steady Go Kids, says: “There are studies that show a kid’s brain is more alert after playing sports.”
He adds: “Children below three tend to be lone players, and when they join sporting activities, they learn to interact. They’ll also be exposed to many colours and shapes, a wider vocabulary, and hone their listening skills.”