Best Sports for Children

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 22, 2020 and last updated on July 18, 2023

This fascinating topic offers English learners a chance to delve into the world of sports loved by kids. Discussing various sports and their benefits, learners enrich vocabulary and descriptive skills. Analysing age-appropriate sports fosters critical thinking, while comparing preferences nurtures conversational abilities.

Embracing this topic not only ignites a passion for sports but also empowers language improvement through engaging discussions and practical application in daily life.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Best Sports for Children Review

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.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

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

Conversation Questions

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  • What are some popular sports for children in your country?
  • 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 do you think are the benefits of playing sports for children?
  • How can sports help children stay fit and healthy?
  • What are some of the challenges children may face when participating in sports?
  • What sports do you think are not suitable for children? Why?
  • Are contact sports suitable for young children?
  • 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?
  • Do you think it's important for children to try different sports to find the one they enjoy the most?
  • How can parents encourage their children to participate in sports?
  • Is team sports or individual sports better for children's overall development?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.