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List Rules Most fun & rewarding athletic activities for children to play / do

The best sports for kids are fun, teach children about teamwork and help keep them in shape. These sports are good for younger children as they contain less contact than sports like football, hockey or wrestling. While there is some tisk for injury in all activities, these sports are the safer choices for children.

Aside from being fun things to spend their time on, these sports are all good for teaching children a number of values like working with others, responsibility and social skills. Plus, kids who play sports are usually healthier and generally have more friends than those who don't.

For younger kids, simple sports like bicycling, swimming, track and field and even gymnastics are top choices. When kids get a bit older, around the age of six, they can participate in other popular sports to play such as baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and basketball. The contact sports are suggested for only those eight years and older, though many of the fundamentals, such as learning how to skate early and playing hockey later, can be taught earlier.

While not all kids will have the ability or desire to play sports, introducing these at an early age sets a great tone to making well-rounded children. Which sports do your kids love the most? Vote for your favorite sports for kids or add any not listed, all below!
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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Gymnastics

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Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Bicycling

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Track And Field is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Dance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Archery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Archery

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Skating is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Skating

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Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Baseball

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Softball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Roller Skating

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Skiing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Badminton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Equine Sports is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports for Kids

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Football is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Field Hockey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Field Hockey

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Surfing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Diving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Diving

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Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Golf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Golf

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Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Rowing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
Rowing

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Fencing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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Squash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports for Kids
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