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Ellen DeGeneres Features Amazing 3-Year-Old Gymnast

It looks like the world has no shortage of remarkable youngsters.

Recently, we featured Mikaila Ulmer, an 11-year-old girl from Texas, who’s already a successful entrepreneur in her own right. She managed to strike a multi-million dollar business deal with retail giant Whole Foods for her BeeSweet Lemonade business.

For this entry, allow us to introduce Emma to you. Emma is a 3-year-old toddler who has developed a love for gymnastics at a very early age, according to Wimp. She’s been doing gymnastics for only six months but her talent is absolutely undeniable.

Photo credit: EllenTube
Photo credit: EllenTube

Popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres invited Emma and her mom for an interview. After the short chat, the tiny tot took the floor and demonstrated her amazing skills – doing handstands, splits, and a few back flips.

As of this writing, the YouTube video of Emma’s guesting on Ellen’s show has already racked more than 5 million views. During the interview, it was also revealed that Emma has over 50,000 followers on Instagram.

How To Get Kids Interested In Sports

“Loving a sport,” according to Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., a clinical child psychologist in Cedarhurst, New York, “will teach children vital life skills — discipline, motivation, commitment, and cooperation.”

For this reason, many parents are eager to expose their children to sports. To help a youngster develop a love for it, however, requires some work.

About.com suggests:

“A child’s interest in a given sport is the best determiner of whether he or she will enjoy it as a participant. So expose the child to a wide variety of sports experiences. Watching sports on television is a good introduction, but even better is to be a spectator in real life.”

Also, it is important to match the sport to your child’s body type.

“A short and stocky child may be better suited to football than basketball. Tall and lanky may work better for basketball or track. While there are always shorter than average basketball players and smaller than average football players, odds of their success at a young age have a lot to do with their body style.”

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