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Best Sports for Children


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Sports are very popular with many children as well as adults. It is not uncommon for children to be doing multiple after-school activities involving sports. Sports are enjoyable for the majority of children and are also a great way for children to keep fit and healthy. Obviously, children will have a preference of which sports they prefer to play, but it can also be said that certain sports are better suited for children according to their age.


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  • sport (noun)
  • play (verb)
  • opportunity (noun)
  • after-school activity (noun)
  • majority (noun)
  • health (noun)
  • fit (adjective)
  • uncommon (adjective)

The Question

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What are the best sports for children to play?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Best Sports for Children
  • What sports did you play when you were a child?
  • Why did you play those sports?
  • Are there any sports you would have liked to play as a child but didn’t have the opportunity?
  • What sports do you think are not suitable for children? Why?
  • What would you say are the best sports for very young children to play?
  • What would you say are the best sports for teenagers to play?

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