Article – Mind, Body, Spirit, and Sports: Effectiveness of Games in Education
Written by Ms. Chand Bajaj (Principal)
As the world stresses the importance of education in a child’s journey to become a balanced and mature individual, modern education includes sports as an important and imperative area to engage children. Poor fitness and physical health can be a major detriment in a child’s development. Thus, engaging in sports activities helps children to get physical exercise which is helpful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As the objective of education is the sound development of a student on all levels, physical, moral and mental levels, games are an essential inclusion in the academic syllabus of a student. It is an ancient belief that when the body is weak, the mind can’t be strong. So, to make the mind strong, it makes it important for a person to indulge in regular physical games. This makes their body strong and healthy.
Not just it will build their body and health but also fills up each and every cells of your body with fresh air. Regular indulgence in games keeps one healthy, fit and free from disease for a longer time. It is a good idea to include sports activities right from childhood as it helps them to easily make it a part of their daily routine. That is why it is considered a good idea to include sports in the school curriculum. It also provides functional and social skills that will be quite beneficial both on and off the field.
This means that sports can be linked to health and fitness, social development, emotional development, Leadership skills, Patience and perseverance, Discipline, Mental development, Increases self-esteem, Better teamwork, and cooperation. Efficient time management even improved academic performance also.
While earlier seen as a lesser-known job, sports have evolved into a full-fledged career owing to the various perks that come with it. Educational institutions support their students to actively participate in more sports activities along with their academic pursuits. With a formal education in the adventure sport of your choice, you can either opt to be a part of an adventure sports training institute or open your own school if you have a higher-level degree.
The fact is sports teach us life lessons in a unique manner worthy of remembrance. Life is an adventure; you just need to know the right place to look at. There are many people who started from the bottom and are now reaching for the skies, all with the help of their undivided and single-minded vision toward their goal.
The quote by Clay P. Bedford (N.D) is one to think about when considering the use of educational games, “You can teach a student a lesson for a day but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives”
CONCLUSION: – Strong scientific evidence indicates that adopting a physical activity regimen may positively impact health. The psychological benefits of physical activity are related to improvements in mood and self-esteem and potential reductions in stress, anxiety, and depression. By playing games, students become more motivated to learn, pay attention and participate in set tasks.
Games help students to become a part of a team as well as take responsibility for their own learning. They can also be a great classroom management tool, helping to motivate a class. It is severely important for people to promote sports, and inspire young and growing athletes, it had numerous health benefits.
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