3 Round Columns, 2 Wood Base, 5 Trims with Your Choice of Riser
Award available in many Sports, Activities, Colors and Sizes.
How Participation Trophies Work on our Children’s Psyche:
“The idea of giving trophies only to the winners doesn’t emphasize enough of the other values that are important,” says Kenneth Barish, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University and author of “Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and Solving Family Problems.” “We want kids to participate in sports, to learn to improve their skills, to help others, to work hard and make a contribution to the team.” In her research among kids who were involved in highly competitive activities, Friedman found that “as kids get older [participation trophies] lose their meaning… But that first participation trophy, it does mean something, especially among the younger kids. The children see them more as symbols and remembrances of an experience.” Friedman points out that the context in which participation trophies are given conveys their meaning. Offering a trophy to a young child can be an empty gesture unless coaches and parents tell children why they are being awarded.
At www.ampros.com, we provide many different types, colors and sizes of trophies and awards. From small participation awards to larger customized trophies and awards. Check out https://ampros.com/product-category/column-trophies/ for a sampling of the column trophies we offer.