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Indoor or Outdoor?

Is one better than the other? Today children are so often criticised for staying inside too much and not going out enough.  Unfortunately, outdoor play has been replaced with video games and consoles.  It is easy to determine that there are benefits of outdoor play and indoor play. Well balanced indoor play does not just […]

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Sports Done Right

When your child starts developing a passion for sports the best you can do is enrol them at a good sports club.  A sports club is the ideal place to develop your child’s skills in sports and it is essential for social skills. At First Touch we give your child the opportunity to develop, offer […]

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One Step at a Time

For those of us who are going back to work, feeling overwhelmed with things to do can be tough.  Sometimes things we need to do like kids back to school, work, friends, and family could feel like they are taking over and you just do not have the energy or time to do it.  Here […]

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How to get Kids Involved in Sports

Unfortunately, today more and more kids are starting to live sedentary lives and are prone to obesity at a young age. Technology is wonderful and we cannot go without it, but it almost seems like kids are born with some form of technology toy in their hands instead of a pacifier and baby toys. Extensive […]

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The Power of Fruit & Vegetables

How much thought do you give to the amount of fruit and vegetables you consume daily?  Fruit and vegetables also provide carbohydrates for energy, an excellent source of Phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins, antioxidants like vitamins A and C.  Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene gives the dark green and orange colour of many vegetables […]

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Sports and the Brain

As kids grow up and participate in sport, they learn to throw a curve ball, shoot a free throw, or hit a backhand, the muscle they are strengthening the most is the brain.  Physical movement affects the brain and increases the cerebral capillary growth, produces proteins, and increases blood flow, and cells that both impact […]

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Sports Drinks or Water?

Energy drinks and sports drinks can include anything from vitamin water, sports beverages, and highly caffeinated drinks.  Most of the have added ingredients that say they “do” something extra, alertness, boost nutrition, increase energy or enhance athletic performance. Important fact is that most kids, even athletes need only plain water to stay hydrated.  Sports drink […]

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Why Children Want to Play Football

To keep children interested, motivated and wanting to learn we need to understand why children want to play football. Some suggest that the main reason why children want to play football is to learn about socialisation skills, how to work in a group and achieve group goals, how to deal with the success and failure […]

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Back to Sport & Schools

For kids going back to school and starting certain sport activities, it could look like a quite different place compared with how it was before lockdown. Classrooms will be smaller, and kids will be asked to sit further apart and to stick to social-distancing and small groups at playtime. Their sport activities will also be […]

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Wonders of Sport

Sport is not just good for children’s bodies, it is great for their minds too, it teaches them important life skills.  Organized sport has many social and psychological benefits for children even more than the physical activity play during the day.  Children benefit from the social side of being in a team and the involvement […]