Athletic-style training is taking off for the pre-verbal set. That includes everything from baby gyms to competitive soccer for toddlers. The baby sport DVD market is also taking off with offerings from companies such as Baby Goes Pro. Doreen Bolhuis has created her Gymtrix videos to teach athletic-style skills to babies as young as 6 months old, and she told Jian why she believes we have a moral obligation to introduce a healthy lifestyle to children as early as possible. (Check out the interview below.)
What do you think? Is sports training for babies and toddlers a good thing? Do you consider it a healthy start? Do you find the idea of babies working out misguided?
If you need some visuals for inspiration, the baby DVDs are sampled here at about the 1:45 mark: