Every Sunday afternoon we pack the entire family in the car and head to the pool for swimming lessons. Thankfully all four kids have their classes at the same time and they absolutely love their time in the water; it’s fun for the whole family and an excellent way to fit some exercise into their week. For now swimming is their only sport but the kids are already discussing their next after-school activity, ballet and soccer are the hot favourites at the moment. The Sporty Kids book series is fun, quick and easy to read and a great way for young kids to read up on different sports:
In Sporty Kids: Swimming Emma is determined to turn her embarrassing belly whacks into proper dives, after all no one likes being the laugh of the team. By picturing different animals and the way they get around in the water Emma soon slides to the water like a real pro. Our miss 6 is not usually very keen on reading but this short read was just perfect for her and she was very proud of herself when she finished.
We all know it is not about but winning but having fun, in saying that when Joe feels it is his ‘fault’ his team doesn’t win he is not very happy. In Sporty Kids: Footy Joe spends his week practising his handball skills so that he won’t let the team down at the next match. Not everyone is pleased with all these test throws but it is all worth it in the end when his last-minute handball leads to the winning goal.
Keep an eye out for more Sporty Kids titles later this year.
To find out more about Sporty Kids (RRP $9.99 per book) by Felice Arena, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.