Kids who aren't into the team sport atmosphere also have a wide variety of activities to choose from. They can participate in activities they already know and enjoy, like biking or roller-blading, or they can take individual or group instruction in a brand new area. Yoga, martial arts, dance, swimming, kayaking, track, ice-skating, golf, and fencing are just a few activities that may appeal to your child.
While individual instruction may be more expensive than a group class, in some cases you may find it worth the investment to get your child off on the right foot and boost her self-confidence in her abilities. Later, when her comfort level is higher, she can join a group. Some solitary sports also offer your child the opportunity to participate in competitive meets and/or public performances if she's interested. If this isn't your child's cup of tea, find out if competing or performing is mandatory before enrolling her.
Your child should never wear headphones or listen to a personal stereo when riding a bike or skating. It's also not a good idea if she's walking or jogging in a high-traffic area. Kids need to be able to hear approaching traffic, pedestrians, and other potential road (or side-walk) hazards. The same rule applies for adults in the family.