In China, what sports are most popular with children?
Children play all sorts of sports these days.
Facilities and equipment are much more easily available, so there is a wide range of options open to children.
Basketball, table tennis and badminton are very popular sports these days.
Boys love to play basketball because of the influence of the American professional basketball teams and the famous Chinese basketball player, Yao Ming.
Table tennis, also called Ping-Pong, has been popular in China for many years,
but it became more popular because of the 2008 Olympic games.
Many girls play badminton these days.
It is competitive and provides very good exercise.
What benefits do children derive from playing sports?
It is important for children to learn to play sport.
When children are playing with others, they are learning how to communicate and interact with each other.
They learn how to cooperate, resolve differences, and problem solve.
These are very important skills to learn because they are necessary to be an effective member of the society in later life.
Playing sport gives a child the opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them at an early age.
And, of course, playing sport also provides excellence exercise for children.