Engaging children in sports is not as much about health or fitness as much it is about team spirit.
How does team spirit help in your child’s growth?
Enhances productivity: When children learn to work in a team, they develop a sense of belonging and collectively come together to achieve a goal. And working with different minds helps reach the goal faster and better.
Value diversity: People are different and children understand that very well when they work in a team. They learn to embrace different cultures, different interests and different ideas.
Put others before self: Empathy is a powerful value. It can make us think and act in ways that can change the world. Children are capable of reminding us adults when we are in over our heads. When they work with teammates they start thinking about how to keep them happy and comfortable. This need isn’t realised when they work solo.
Face fears and failures better: Confidence building is one of the most favourable things about team spirit. Children will have their lows and their teammates who identify with them will help get through it. Children who work in teams are backed by the strength and team spirit which helps them overcome their own barriers and fears.
Building friendship: While working in teams, children have the opportunity to know and understand each other very well and develop the strong bond of friendship which can stay strong for a lifetime.
Kindness, compassion, empathy are all human values which cannot be taught but yet need to be acquired. And children acquire these values best, only when they work and play with other children.
More About Dimpaal Saahy: Prior to founding Small Wonders Early Learning Centre, Dimpaal has been working with children for close to 30 years with teaching experience at J.N. Petit Technical High School, Bishop’s Co-ed School Kalyani Nagar and Muktangan English School Pune.
Additionally, She has 3 years of experience as a training facilitator for retail management, soft skills, and financial skills with IIJT.
Dimpaal Saahy has also worked as the resource person at the State Wise Massive and Rigorous Training program for Primary teachers during the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan from 1997 to 2000. She is an active member of the Association of Early Childhood Education and Development.
She has been rewarded by the Maharashtra Government for making the most innovative teaching aids in 1998.
Dimpaal Saahy is also Advisory member for Train for India.