SeeWhatSheCanDo Conversations | EP 7: Encouraging Kids to Have Fun Learning Sports From Home
EP 7: If you are a parent with young kids, this episode is for you! Our guests Lakshmi Jayanthi and her husband Dr. Neeru Jayanthi are the Founders of Pickup Sports and parents of two young boys. Joining us from Atlanta Georgia the day after American Thanksgiving, they share how they’ve created an easy way for parents to teach their young kids (ages 3-6) the sports and physical fitness skills that really matter right at home. Lakshmi decided at young age that she was never going to marry anyone who was into sports. Hear how meeting Neeru changed her mind and why sport is now so essential for her whole family. Dr. Neeru tells us how he grew up in the 80s in an environment where he played for fun. Most activity was pickup sports, self-directed and fun. He tried virtually every sport and loved them all. He shares insights from his research around the advantages of playing multiple sports and the long-term impact of hyper focus on single sports.... Lakshmi explains how building motor and ball control skills (physical literacy skills) at a young age can build long term confidence and gives us a peek into their fun Pickup Sports boxes. We experience a cameo from one of their boys and chat about things we should consider when teaching young kids how to play sports. Browse Pickup Sports starter kits for kids and get a special SWSCD discount when you buy. Encouraging Our Kids To Play, Guest Blog by Lakshmi Jayanthi.
Lakshmi Jayanthi, Guest
Lakshmi Jayanthi is a mom of two young boys in the Atlanta area and Founder and CEO of Pickup Sports. Pickup Sports is a mission-based company that helps parents teach young kids the fundamentals of sports and physical literacy. Browse Pickup Sports starter kits for kids and get a special SWSCD discount when you buy. Encouraging Our Kids To Play, Guest Blog by Lakshmi Jayanthi. Website: www.pickupsports.co
Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, Guest
Dr. Neeru Jayanthi is a Sports Medicine Physician at Emory and also the Director of the non-profit Pickup Sports Foundation, which provides equipment and free virtual sports skills classes for all kids, with the belief that sports and physical education should be accessible for everyone Website: www.pickupsports.co