Trampoline benefits for kids

5 Trampoline Benefits for Kids

Trampolines are a firm favorite with children, making trampolines a popular birthday gift for kids. While trampolines may be considered something that is only for fun that couldn’t be further from the truth, trampolines actually offer great benefits for your child that you may not be aware of.

Plus trampolines are not just good for children they are good for adults too so there is no reason for you to not join in the fun as often as possible to take advantage of these great benefits.

When I was growing up my parents bought us a trampoline and we absolutely loved it. We had it for years and certainly got our value from it. On top of that it was a huge draw card for friends too, so when we had friends over that was our go to place getting even more value from it.

Our home was always a happy buzz of activity which is a great way to grow up.

Getting a trampoline for your kids is a great idea. It will be important to choose the best trampoline for kids and to take note of trampoline safety guidelines.

If you have a very young child, or you want to make use of trampoline benefits inside, you could consider getting a kids trampoline with bar.

Here are some trampoline benefits for kids that you really should take note of:

  1. Trampolines Encourage Outdoor Play

Being outdoors is so healthy for children and adults alike, having a trampoline will encourage your children to play outside instead of spending all their time indoors. Fresh air and sunshine goes a very long way to keeping your children physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

Trampolines encourage outdoor play

  1. Trampolines Encourage Physical Activity

Research shows that children are becoming less active and this is partly due to children spending so much time on smart phones, ipads and computers. This sedentary lifestyle is simply not healthy for children.

Having a trampoline encourages your children to not only put down their devices but also to go outside and get active. The best part about the trampoline is that it is fun and doesn’t feel like exercise. Spending a bit of time jumping on a trampoline every day will increase your child’s health and fitness dramatically.

Studies have shown that jumping on a trampoline burns more calories than jogging, making this an excellent form of exercise for you and your children.

  1. Improved Strength and Overall Health

Regular trampoline jumping with improve your child’s muscle strength, improve flexibility and also increase bone density.

Jumping on a trampoline is said to also detox your body, pushing toxins out of your body and moving nutrients into your cells. This means that along with being fit and stronger your immune system will also be stronger.

Trampolines encourage physical activity

  1. Improved Gross Motor Skills

Jumping on a trampoline requires whole body movement, using the body’s core and strengthening it. Your child will learn how to balance and will become better coordinated.

Improved gross motor skills will impact your child’s development in terms of fine motor skills and help your child with all the new day to day tasks they will be needing to learn and implement in his or her life.

If your child is learning new physical skills like jumping on the trampoline this has an overall impact on all learning, which means your child will be better able to cope in the class room and learn new things. There is a link between physical body control and visual movement and the ability to learn.

  1. Improved Posture

As mentioned previously when your child is jumping on a trampoline their muscles and body core strengthens. This helps to improve your child’s posture, along with balance and improved gross motor skills.

Good posture is essential to your child’s health and will help in keeping your child healthy. Having bad posture can lead to being prone to illness and injury.

Along with all of those physical benefits for your child jumping on a trampoline will also increase your child’s self confidence.With learning new skills in such a fun and easy way your child’s self esteem will improve too.

Having a trampoline at your house will also encourage your kids and their friends to spend more time at your home where you can keep an eye on them. It will also ensure that your kids socialize with other children since they will be coming over regularly.

I highly recommend that you get a trampoline for your family. It will help you to get fit and lose weight from home too, which is an added bonus.

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  1. We have a trampoline in the back yard and my kids love it, they are on it almost every day. The best part is that it gets them outside and active.
    Before I bought the trampoline for Christmas they were spending too much time indoors wanting to play games on the ipad or watching tv. They are much healthier for it.

  2. It is a great way and to keep the kids of the TV

  3. We have a trampoline..The kids love jumpung on it…even our dogs jump on and off lol….it keeps the kids busy…and they enjoy it

  4. farhana siddiqui

    Did u just say kids only …..Just joking I read on its for Adults too…. my boys and i have fun on the trampoline its so much fun the laughter…screams …. it’s pure enjoyment and an adrenaline rush … Great article…

  5. I think I need to get my child one lol the main reason would be to get her tired so that when we go inside she baths sleeps.. My child has energy to last her life time. I am sure it will do her good.

    • Lynne Huysamen

      Trampolines are fantastic for tiring kids out! My sister in law has one at her house down the road and I often take my kids there to tire them out when my energy is low LOL

  6. as an adult i must say i love the trampoline and each time i go on holiday with my hubby and kid i make sure we jump on the trampoline at the resort, i think we should get one

  7. Great article. We have a small one and my son loves jumping on it. He always wants me to jump with and let me tell you it gives you a work out lol

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