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'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9596

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DD is 5 and a half and has recently started rainbows. DS has just turned 4 and is really struggling with the concept that he can't go to rainbows as he isn't a girl and there are no 'boys' clubs for him at his age.

I've been doing some research for the local area and there really is nothing about for boys of that age. Cubs doesn't accept until 6 years of age, it's a similar age for football/rugby locally, is this the same in your areas?

I'm just wondering what I/We can possibly do to so he can feel he's getting something similar to his sister?

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9600

Hi baz, in my area there r a few options for 4 year olds, some karate classes accept 4 year olds. there is also something called soccatots and mini movers which is a football based i dont know if any r near your area or not. have you looked into swimming clubs or even something like tennis

Hope this helps a little :D

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9601

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Hi Baz

How about the persuading him that because his older brother is busy, that means that you and he can spend some quality time together?

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9602

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actd wrote: Hi Baz

How about the persuading him that because his older brother is busy, that means that you and he can spend some quality time together?


Its older sister but yeah we have tried that, we've tried to play games with him, have 'creative' time with drawings, painting and the like but he has none of it. It's just a damn shame there's nothing for him.

curry22 wrote: Hi baz, in my area there r a few options for 4 year olds, some karate classes accept 4 year olds. there is also something called soccatots and mini movers which is a football based i dont know if any r near your area or not. have you looked into swimming clubs or even something like tennis


We've looked into swimming for him, but it's something we'd like both kids to do, but the swimming thing is also good for the other half with her SPD so we're pushing to get that started asap.

There's nothing else sports wise for his age, which is a royal pain, and it's also quite surprising as the area is in the middle of two schools, so there's plenty of other boys in the same position, so may have to look into getting something set up for the younger lads.

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9608

Just googled my local area and have found some football and rugby clubs run sessions for 4 year olds. There are also trampolining, karate, gymnastic clubs that have sessions for the same age group as well.

I don't know where you're based but I would be surprised if there are not any clubs that cater for his age group.


If there is nothing at all and you have some 'spare' time then maybe you could think about starting something up. Maybe football - you could see if a local youth football club would help you set up and run fun sessions for 4-6 year olds or something.

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9610

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It's certainly something i'm considering. I don't think the other half would like me to take him to a karate type thing as she's a bit sceptical about such things in which he could hurt himself/others at the moment, even if most of it is about self discipline.

I've also drafted a letter to the school to see if they have any 'people' in the know who know of things that may well be just outside the local area, so will see if I get any information back from them.

Our local council has put on language and play sessions for Meithrin (Nursery) children and their parents, so he'll be doing that for the duration, so that's something that's for him for 6 weeks or so.

Oh and I have also circulated an email to the beavers groups to see if they will accept him at the age of 5 instead of 6, no harm in trying

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9702

St John Ambulance run a Badgers group in many areas for boys and girls from 5 years.

http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/young-people/badgers.aspx

It's good stuff. All three of my boys are with them and I guess my girl will start once she is old enough.

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Re: 'Boys' Clubs 8 years 9 months ago #9842

My hormone monster has just started St Johns Ambulance and is loving it. So I can heartily recommend them. If teens have as much fun as the 5 year olds then it sounds like a great idea

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Cheers for that link, it's an excellent idea and i'm sure it's one we'll follow up closer to his 5th birthday. I didn't do anything like that when I was young, so it would be great for him to do it.

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