|"Look at my medal!"|
The Toddler had her first athletic event on Friday.
That was the first time we saw her in action on the field, competing against her fellow 4-year age group.
The excitement and the enthusiasm in which they all took part were infectious!
Our Toddler was not in the first bunch. More to the end of the pack...
At one stage I had to pull back the video to see where she was being hold up!
She was there. Part of the group in the back, but still running her very best!
It doesn't matter! She enjoyed it!
And I wish I can keep it that way for her! That exercise should be fun, and should not become a competition that only a few can win!
I had a discussion today about the fact that there should be made more of the winners!
Although the first three were put on a podium and they were handed medals.
Is that not sufficient highlighting of their accomplishments?
The rest of the children also got chocolate medals, which I think is a good way of handling it at pre-primary level!
I think we kill it for our children by only rewarding the ones that are in front.
I never liked competition, but I loved the exercise!
It should be about taking part, the exercise and being a whole person!
What are your thoughts on athletics and winning?