Physical Education with Imagination!
of the Triad
Servicing the Triad area. 

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 26th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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There are many benefits for children to participate in sports and fitness-based activities, but have you thought about how they can help them be better problem solvers? Here are four ways sports can help in developing problem-solving skills.

Develop Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a big part of being a good problem solver. Sports play a significant role in developing mindfulness around a person’s body and mindset. Observing your body while learning a new sports skill can help children transpose that learning to other parts of their day, like school or home life.

Practice Creativity

To the untrained eye, sports and creativity have nothing to do with each other, but in reality, they’re deeply connected. Think of a quarterback trying to figure out what move will best defeat the opposing team or how a baseball player analyzes the field to decide how many bases they can run. All of these decisions are informed by creative thinking.

Measure Results

Lastly, a big part of problem-solving is knowing how to analyze past results for better outcomes in the future. No matter what sport you play, if you’re interested in getting better, you’ll try tweaking every part of your routine until you land that summersault, bring down your swimming times, or get the ball to the other side of the court quickly. Knowing how to measure results and pushing yourself for better ones can be learned through sports and applied to many aspects of your child’s life.

Problem-solving is essential for life, and programs like the ones at Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem, NC, can help your child develop this skill and many others. Call today at (336) 287-1193 and learn more about their fitness classes for children.