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What sports are popular for children?

There are so many sports to choose from when it comes to picking a sport for your child. It's worthwhile trying to find a sport that suits the specific skills and personality of a child. It's also important to bear in mind that a child should never be forced to play any sport that he does not enjoy. Children won't stick with a sport unless they enjoy it so it's better to try and find something else that they do enjoy.
 
Popular sports include:
  • Soccer
  • Hurling
  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Football
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Martial arts
  • Tennis 
  • Badminton
  • Horse-riding

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Ideally, your school age child should be getting at least one hour and up to several hours of moderate to vigorous exercise per day.
The best way to encourage your child to be active is to be active yourself.
Some children don’t have the basic physical skills for some sports. Being unable to master a particular skill or activity can make a child feel like a failure. 
A lot of parents worry about how safe sports are but the benefits far outweigh any downsides.
There are lots of popular sports for children to choose from.

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