Kids Back To School in Texarkana
The new school year is here in Texarkana!
Kids are getting back to school leaving kids and parents both trying to get used to the new schedule.
Many parents look at various activities and sports to get their kids involved in during this time.
It’s important to do so as there are many benefits to sports and athletics.
This is especially true at a time when school PE programs have been sharply cut and the expectations put on the kids physically has been downgraded.
The schools have decided to focus much more on the subjects tested on standardized testing because that is how the schools are evaluated… the performance of their students on these tests.
Unfortunately the are no physical fitness tests included on these tests. If there were it would make a huge difference in our kid’s health and our kid’s mental performance on the rest of the testing. Even more importantly, the kids would feel better, lose weight, have more confidence, and learn better in their other subject.
Improvements in fitness help kids focus better, interact with others better, and be confident in themselves.
The bad news is that your child won’t get the benefits associated with fitness from their PE program. It’s also true that they’re not as active at recess as when we were kids.
The good news is that sports and athletic activities still provide these benefits and more.
Here’s something that you may be considering as an activity to help your child get in shape, stay in shape year-round, improve confidence, discipline, focus, and feel better while having a lot of fun, making new friends, learning how to defend themselves, and developing in a true sport that with push them both physically and mentally… Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
We’ve seen countless kids lives change through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Texarkana Jiu Jitsu since we started teaching kids in 2003!