SmartBy Shel Silverstein
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!
Children who participate in sports reap various rewards. A child’s confidence can grow, and their social circle can expand when they have opportunities to participate in sports together. Children can gain valuable skills in problem-solving, time management, and goal-setting by participating in organized sports. However, there are dangers associated with sports participation.
To ensure your kid is safe when playing sports, you should remember a few things. Educate the kids on the laws of the game and proper tactics to apply to lower their chances of getting hurt, such as the correct way to tackle a player in football or slide into a base in baseball. Keep track of how long a kid has been playing, how often they’ve stopped to drink water, and whether or not they’re showing any symptoms of overexertion that might lead to heat stroke or dehydration.
For the sake of their health and safety, children should constantly be reminded to warm up their muscles before engaging in physical exercise. In the event of an accident, parents should see their kid’s doctor and adhere to all treatment guidelines before allowing the child to return to play. Refusing to hurry your child back into an activity will reduce the risk of further injury and give them time to recover.
Repeated head traumas, mainly if they occur before the prior damage has had adequate time to heal, can cause permanent neurological and functional abnormalities in children. Depending on the accident’s severity, full recovery from a brain injury might take anywhere from six months to a year.
When getting ready to compete in a sport, it’s essential to think about what protective gear could be necessary. Check that everything is working correctly and that it is the right size. When healthy, participating in sports is a fantastic way to enhance your life, but injuries might prevent you from reaping those benefits. Take precautions to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.