Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part M (2016)
Role of sports on the social development of school children
It is no secret that physical activity is beneficial to a child's health. Physical benefits are not the only reason why children need exercise on a consistent basis. Many studies increasingly show that there is a positive correlation between a child's physical activity and his or her mental development; in fact, physical activity has a three-fold benefit to mental development: social, academic, and mental health. Some shifts in aims, themes and contents are evident with signs that the purpose and function are being redefined to accommodate broader life-long educational outcomes including healthy well-being and links with personal and social development that are occurring in some countries. For socialization into physical activity engagement, the school physical education curriculum and its delivery need to be conceptually and contextually re-appraised. When children are involved in organized sports or exposed to an organized physical education class in school, the basic values they learned in the sandbox all those years ago are further emphasized: sharing, working together, and celebrating together are all essential components of team sports and organized play. Working together and seeing such work pay off helps strengthen a child's relationships with his or her peers, and gives him or her something to bond over with other children. Therefore, the social aspect of certain physical activities helps to develop a child's sense of camaraderie, and teaches them positive values. These values are then carried with the child throughout life. Sport has been used as a practical tool to engage young people in their communities through volunteering, resulting in higher levels of leadership, community engagement and altruism among young people. Generally it is considered that the objective of physical education is the development of only physical aspects, but there are other aspects of physical education such as sociological aspects and psychological aspects. The main concern is sociological aspects of sociological aspects of physical education. Infarcts physical education develops various social qualities directly and indirectly. We are all aware that man is a social animal. We always want to live society for our proper development there are various forms of social institutions, such as family, schools and colleges etc. Physical activity and sports is also an impotent institution, which helps in the socialization for good adjustment in the society. Physical activity and sports also develops various social qualities such as cooperation, sympathy, helpfulness, respect, brotherhood, patients, tolerance, discipline, fair play and honesty etc.
How to cite this article:
Mrityunjay Biswas, Habib SK, Rajkumar Bauri. Role of sports on the social development of school children. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):880-882.