Baby games initiative commended.
12 : 55 PM - 24/04/2018 Manama, Apr. 24 (BNA): Nursery and preschool officials have commended the initiative undertaken by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) to launch the First Baby Games. The event will be held from May 5 to 10 in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and the Ministry of Education. PE Senior Specialist at Education Ministry Dr. Nawal Janahi affirmed that the course is a step to develop Bahrain's children academically and educationally, in addition to developing it to make future achievements for their nation in the sports field. She said the games would greatly contribute to promoting the Olympic values and principles in Bahrain, and consolidates the concept of sport as a lifestyle. She thanked His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa representative of His Majesty for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC President, for his support for this initiative. Nursery and preschool officials noted the positive implications of this trend in creating a healthy generation of athletes, thus contributing to add more hero athletes representing the Kingdom at international competitions. Maryam Radi said she was pleased for taking part in this first-of-its kind event in Bahrain, and noted that the games would assist the kids in developing their overall capabilities. "Never quit, never give up. From this point, we encourage our children to participate in Bahrain Baby Games. Because, we trust children's abilities in different aspects. We believe that the event will inspire our kids to learn about teamwork, dedication and the power of practice. Shirley Giles stressed the importance of the Baby Games, which has mental and health benefits for those young participants, and a way to explore their skills in a healthy environment. "We are very happy to participate in this lovely event, which facilitates in bringing all the Nursery Schools in Bahrain together. It is very important to instill the importance of Physical Education into our young ones from a very early age. We thank His Highness Shaikh Nasser for this wonderful initiative and look forward to many future events," she added. Renu Varma said she is delighted to have been invited to take part in the first edition of the games, which she described as an opportunity for the children to avoid wrong practices such as the overuse of video games. "It is indeed a proud honor to be a part of such a great motivational event. Today, as research shows that the importance of physical activity in children is stronger than ever due to their profound attraction towards the new technologies and gadgets," said Renu. Nebal Badr said: "We are delighted to take part in Bahrain First Baby Games. Parents, educators and children will enjoy participating in such a great event. It is highly valued to teach children that taking part in any sport is extremely more important than competing and winning". Noora Albinkhalil shared the same thoughts as she expressed happiness to participate in the games, which is an ideal experience for the kids to explore their abilities and skills at various sports to create a wonderful environment of fun and joy. I.Y BNA 0950 GMT 2018/04/24
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