In our blog post earlier this week we considered the advantages of balance bikes for children as the best option to start learning how to ride a bike. Like our balance bikes here at Wicken Toys, we also have starter outdoor trampolines which are always a fantastic addition to any garden; they provide your kids with a healthy and safer alternative to jumping on their beds.
They come in a range of sizes and although you might already be aware of them, there are rather small starter trampolines available for you children; your choice isn’t limited to those huge ones that frequently appear in blooper home video TV programmes with people falling off them. We do have larger models for children like these except they are surrounded by precautionary net which acts as an enclosure for extra safety in case of stumbles over the edge. Starter models help young children to increase their confidence and improve before trampolining on a bigger model.
For instance, these outdoor trampolines (below) which measures 6ft wide have the option of a pink or blue enclosure. The zip door in the safety surround provides easy access for getting in and out. It is a suitable model for children even as young as three years old and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
We also have starter trampolines like the one in the photo above which are suitable for children as young as one year old due to their even smaller sizes and supportive handles.
In case you are undecided about a new piece of outdoor play equipment like one of these, Wicken Toys have explored the top reasons why trampolines could benefit your children.
Exercise which is fun
It is essential that children from a young age learn about the importance of exercise and realise that they should try and do it on a regular basis. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to encourage children to enjoy exercise by finding a physical activity which they enjoy. Trampolining is not just an exercise; it is an exciting and entertaining form of exercise which will be easily accessible in your garden ready for hours of summer fun.
Good for their bones and joints
Trampolining is an activity which, unlike jogging or running, doesn’t have a lot of strain on the body’s joints. Furthermore, this exercise strengthens your bones. This is because it is an activity which works against gravity and the repetitive nature of it, with only the small amount of joint stress, builds the musculoskeletal system to be strong.
Enhances other skills
In addition to the above points, jumping up and down on a springy surface regularly can greatly improve coordination, rhythm, and especially balance. These are all useful skills that will benefit your child in other types of sport.