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Are Toddlers Too Young to Start Organized Sports?

Are Toddlers Too Young to Start Organized Sports?

The worst thing about starting activities with your child — you know, the kind where you hand them off for 45 minutes of peewee soccer or preballet while you enjoy a few quiet moments — is that you are entirely mistaken if you think your child will resemble any kind of athlete. The active 3-year-old is typically a hot mess of unorganized energy that has zero listening skills and a remarkable inability to follow directions. Unfortunately, the activity experience for your child can involve a dose of humiliation for the parent. Many kids aren’t developmentally ready for “sports” at this age, and often programs seem designed with the 5- or 6-year-old in mind. Read more