Sport activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

Children who actively participate in a sport from an early age on can enjoy many benefits: An increase in confidence, experiencing achievement as a team, exercise and later on learning how to compete with others in a friendly and joyful way. Sports are a great way to burn off that extra energy and ensure a restful sleep at night.

Activities for babies & toddlers

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Swimming

Swimming can be done from a baby age onwards and is a great way for mother and child to bond.

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Dance & Ballet

Dance & ballet are a huge favourite for little girls and they can start as early as 18 months.

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Yoga

Yoga classes are offered from 2 1/2 years onwards and is great to foster flexibility and inner balance.

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Ball sports are great for hand eye coordination and especially when done in a team are very good for building social skills as well. Soccer, rugby, hockey, netball and cricket are all great options!

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Rugby

Playful rugby classes for toddlers are offered from 18months+ while most clubs offer Minis to start at 5 years+.

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Hockey

Hockey is a great team sport and very popular among girls. Most clubs welcome kids starting 6-7 years+.

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Football

Most kids start between 3 – 5 years with selected providers offering playful activities from 18 months+.

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Cricket

Depending on provider classes start between 3 – 5 years.

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Netball

Netball clubs usually start a bit later. Most providers welcome kids 8 years+.

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Lacrosse

Lacrosse clubs usually offer classes starting 11 years+.

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Individual sports can be equally as beneficial for children, as they improve their confidence, learn how to compete in a playful way and develop a sense of responsibility and discipline.

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Gymnastics

Most gymnastics classes for kids start at 3 or 4 years. They are a great way to develop flexibility and posture from an early age.

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Children can start fencing between 6 and 9 years depending on school. 8 years+ is usually an age that is recommended.

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Martial Arts

Kids can start from 3 – 4 years in most schools. Great way to build confidence and discipline.

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Golf

Lessons can be given starting around 5-7 years in a playful context.

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Riding

All children love horses and most stables offer pony rides at 3+ years and lessons from 5 years onwards.

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Tennis

Most junior tennis programmes are starting at 4 years, with some playful activities sometimes at 2-3 years.

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