Sports and recreational activities are beneficial to children in many different ways. Some ways in which exercise is beneficial to children include improvements in muscle strength, coordination and flexibility; improved cardiovascular endurance and improved balance, motor skills and body awareness. In addition, some recreational activities have shown to result in improved self-confidence, improved attention to task, decrease in stress and anxiety, and improved social connections with peers. It is important to find recreational activities that your child enjoys and that are at the appropriate level for their skills. This website provides a sample of programs and opportunities localized to the Lexington area that may be beneficial for your children.
Click on individual pages for additional information on each type of activity.