DS is 7 and has always been a bit uninterested in physical activities, it has always been a big challenge. I started signing him up for sports a bit later than most, he tried basketball at 4, started swimming lessons at 5 and he has done soccer one time now and basketball a couple times and swimming again. He says he is not a sports kid, but he doesn't do anything active at home either, he is not into playing outside, I have to force him, and I have had to do that since, ever...He is not interested in making new friends in the neighborhood. He does like swimming and is now able to go to level 3, so I am thinking of continuing that again in the fall. I try to do walks with him, go to the park, even bounce houses and it he just is so 'bored' and will stop quickly after we start an activity. He is on the huskier side, which is semi shocking as he was always lean as a baby/toddler, but around 4 he started gaining and it is continuing. Our diet could be better and I am working on getting it back to a more healthier kind. But I am just at a loss as what to do? I hate to spend money on sports he doesn't like as I am not well off, but I am wanting him to get out and make friends, learn skills and get physical activity in. Sports are not constant, there is usually a month between each sport, I don't have him do more than one at a time, too hectic and expensive.
Just looking for some ideas?
Today we went to a kids festival where there were bounce houses and he was not that thrilled, we also went outside for a while and I had him put on roller skates and helped him work on learning how to skate.
FWIW i also have a 2 year old full of energy so many times things have to be appropriate for both of them to do.