Sports and recreation is crucial for children in all developmental stages of life. The advantages of exercise are especially important for children with special needs who tend to be less physically active and have weight related health issues. With enhanced physical health, children can stay fit and healthy while they have fun.
Sports and physical activity also improves general mood and wellness and regular exercise has been linked to improved self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills in children with special needs. Sports and recreation also impacts their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
The goals that can be achieved through sports and recreation for children with special needs are, developing a positive sense of self, social competence, motor coordination and balance, psychological well-being, inculcating discipline, building endurance and stamina, helping children forge bonds with their team mates and eliminating anxiety, to name a few.
Benefits of Sports and Recreation:
At the Academy the children participate in sports and recreation activities every day. We have outdoor activities like cycling, skating, cricket, throw ball, and indoor activities like Carrom, Snakes and ladders, Ludo, UNO, and bowling.
We also have an annual Sports Day in which all the children and young adults participate with fervour and enthusiasm.