Stretch-n-Grow is the world's largest network of children's fitness professionals!

Each week our Affiliates teach hundreds of thousands of 

children around the world to “Eat Wise and Exercise!”

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina
Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |  sngws@aol.com

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 16th 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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06/08/2017
Helping children understand the concept of good sportsmanship isn't always easy, especially for younger children. That is why it is important to work with them to help them develop the right mindset that allows them to be better players and learn good sportsmanship.

Teach Children That Winning Isn't Everything

It can be hard for children to learn that not everything is about winning. Small children have a hard time understanding that sometimes games, sports, and other activities are about the experience and not necessarily about who wins and who loses. It is important to show children that being a good sport means that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose but you need to play fair, have fun, and not be upset at the outcome. The best way to do this is to be realistic with them.

Games Teach Children to Be Good Players in Every Aspect of Life

When playing, don't let them win all the time, children need to lose and win. In fact, losing teaches them to be resilient and to cope with disappointment so don´t rob them of the opportunity to learn. When they do win, make sure you point out that everyone else also did a great job so that they understand it isn´t about winning or boasting but playing right. Also, make sure you demonstrate good sportsmanship yourself. Children learn most from what they see so be sure to always play fair, encourage others, and demonstrate that losing is ok as long as you try your best.

Help Your Child Learn Good Sportsmanship with the Best Children's Fitness Classes in Winston-Salem 

Enrolling your child in a sports program or fitness class will teach them the right attitude and allow them to learn the meaning of good sportsmanship. At Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad) they provide fun and engaging fitness classes that kids enjoy and learn a lot from. Their program is designed to not only help your child have fun, learn to lead a healthier lifestyle, and develop sportsmanship. Contact them today at (336) 287-1193 right now.