The most important lessons in team-play are friendship and sportsmanship. After anxiously sleeping the night before the competition, your child feels muscle soreness and wonders how he or she will perform. It turns out that the pain was too much to play well and the opposing team disappointingly wins the game.
Of course the coach gives praise to your child’s team for “giving 100 percent” but sadness over the loss is dismissed after the game when all the team-mates joke and have fun with your child. All the players get a “participation trophy” for their efforts and these are the greatest lessons of team sports.
For Ages 5-12
This is a quality hard-cover personalized children's book