Physical Growth
Brain Growth
Sports
Lack of Sports
Childhood Obesity
100

The age when the average rate of growth stops.  

What is ages 6-11

100

Improvement of fine motor skills occurs during this age. 

What are ages 6-8

100

Around this many children play soccer in the US  

What is 3 million

100

The emphasis on competition and athletic skill can be counterproductive and do this to children 

what is grow tired of the game and quit early on

100

The decrease in these are the main factor to childhood obesity  

What is, lack of participation in sports and physical education class

200

In this time children gain these three things. 

What is weight, muscle, & lung capacity

200

This part of the brain becomes more developed between 10-12 years old.

what is the frontal lobe.

200

Participation is sports helps children with these two types of development 

What is physical and emotional

200

Children’s organized sports have turned into…. 

What is, adult activities

200

Parents best help their children when they are… 

What is, warm and supportive

300

The age girls and boys typically start puberty.

What is 9 & 11

300

Responsible for transferring short-term memories to long-term 

what is hippocampus

300

Children’s organized sports help with home life by…  

what is, bettering the relationship with family and quality of life

300

For girls, the top two reasons for stopping playing organized sports were 

what is, “I was not having fun” & “I wanted to focus more on studying and grades”

300

Overweight children tend to be… 

What is, rejected and bullied by peers

400

Girls outperform boys in this.  

What are fine motor skills

400

Increases in information processing speed 

What is myelination

400

Participation in children’s sports contributes to school life by…. 

What are, bettering grades & academic performance

400

For boys, the top two reasons for stopping playing organized sports were  

what are, “I was not having fun” & “I had health problem or injury”

400

The cutoff for obesity is the 85th percentile, when to parents tend to notice 

What is, the 99th percentile

500

Boys outperform girls in this. 

What are gross motor skills

500

Attention increases as this part of the brain matures 

What is prefrontal cortex

500

Organized sports help children to improve these three things 

What are social skills, build competition, improve athleticism

500

For boys & girls, 15% of them stopped playing organized sports because why?

What is, “I was not a good enough player”

500

Being overweight is linked to these top four things. 

What is, impaired brain function, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression  

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