We all hope that our children will share some of our interests with us. After all, there’s nothing better than thinking about spending time with your child, doing something that you both love. If you can have that, then you can be assured that you’ll have a friendship forever! Alas, it’s not as if we can automatically assume that our child will have the same level of interest in something as we do. There are no guarantees. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t increase the likelihood of it happening. In this blog, we’re going to focus on baseball and how you can get your child interested in the sport.
Take Them to A Game
If you’re looking for a fast-track way to get your child interested in baseball, then look at taking them to a game. Everyone remembers the first time they go into a stadium and see thousands of people having fun. You can increase the chances of the trip being even more impactful by going to an iconic stadium, such as Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, or Yankee Stadium. You’ll have a great day out anyway, and your child might just fall in love with the sport!
Teach Them How to Play
It’s one thing to watch a game, but it’s something else entirely to play the sport. If you love playing, then you love watching; in fact, you love everything about the sport. The first step toward getting your child to enjoy playing baseball is to teach them how to do it. Don’t worry if you’re not exactly an A-grade player yourself; there are batting videos you can use to teach them the basics. Once they’ve been bitten by the baseball bug, you’ll likely find that they are eager to make it as big a part of their life as they can!
Join A Team
Once they know how to play, you could consider signing them up for a little league baseball team. This helps to make baseball a fundamental part of who they are. It’s not just something that they have a passing interest in; it’s something that they do week-in, week-out. There are other advantages to signing up for a team, too. For example, they’ll learn the importance of teamwork, and they’ll also make plenty of friends.
You can show your child how much baseball can be by making a big deal of the big events. The World Series isn’t just the world’s premier baseball series; it’s also a chance for family and friends to come together and share an experience. Go big for these types of events, and they’ll come to love the broader benefits of baseball.
Space To Enjoy
Finally, be sure to give your child space to enjoy the sport on their own accord. You don’t need to guide their enjoyment every step of the way; or, in other ways, avoid dominating the fun. Baseball is enjoyable, so if they have space to feel that enjoyment, then it’ll sink in.