Why jumping on a trampoline is good for kids

Jumping and landing with both feet on the ground is a milestone accomplished by children around 24 months (2 years) of age. Having a trampoline in your yard provides kids with a daily opportunity to hone and practice their jumping skills in a controlled and safe environment. Jumping on a trampoline is an excellent way to help develop their gross motor skills and maintain their overall physical health and well being.

What are the health benefits of jumping on a trampoline for kids?

Jumping develops muscle strength

 Jumping requires strength and power to take off and safely land. This helps build your child’s muscles which also encourages healthy bone growth.

Jumping develops a healthy heart 

Jumping is a cardiovascular workout for your kids! This means your kids are increasing their heart rate, getting their bodies moving and increasing their fitness levels.

Jumping on a trampoline improves your child’s coordination

Jumping requires the coordination of many different parts of the body working together at the same time, including the legs, feet, core and arms.

Jumping improves your child’s balance and vestibular system

To safely and effectively land a jump, your child is honing their balance skills while also developing a strong vestibular system.

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Jumping on a trampoline requires cognitive learning

Through practicing their jumps, your child will learn through trial and error how to perfect their jump. With practice, they may even learn some cool tricks such as somersaults and gymnastics skills. Jumping on a trampoline requires your child to judge distance, use spatial reasoning skills and identify what their body can and can’t do.

Regular Trampoline use improves your child’s jumping skills  

Jumping is an integral part of child play. Your child will improve their jumping skills as a result of regular trampoline jumping. This will make them more confident in other games, activities and sports where jumping is required. So many sports require their participants to jump with height and/or agility. By practising their jumping skills on the trampoline, they are more like to excel in jumping-based sports such as basketball, football, netball, volleyball and high jump. Other schoolyard activities, such as skipping ropes, hopscotch and playing on the playground require lots of jumping too.

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What are the benefits of having a trampoline in your home?

Jumping on a trampoline is a social activity

Jumping with a friend or sibling is lots of fun and a great way to spend time with others. Children can also play a variety of games on a trampoline, and can even turn it into a mini basketball court with the help of the Flexrhoop.

A trampoline is great when entertaining guests

 When you have family or friends over, the trampoline is a great place for the kids to get together and play in a safe way.

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A trampoline helps your kids use up restless energy  

If we have been stuck indoors too long and my kids are getting restless, I send them outside for a quick trampoline jump. This is the perfect way to use up energy and takes away any feelings of frustration, stress or anxiety.

Active outdoor play in a safe space

Springfree Trampoline are Australia's safest and highest quality range of springless trampolines, with the Springfree Medium Round Trampoline winning the Choice Awards for three consecutives years. Rest easy knowing your child is jumping with no dangerous springs and a SoftEdge mat that is 30 times more shock-absorbent than other pads. Springfree Trampoline’s FlexiNet enclosure so also uses flexible net rods to cushion jumpers and prevent falls and collisions. 

Jumping on a trampoline will Improve your child's mood 

Jumping uses up energy which results in the release of endorphins. Endorphins are “feel good” hormones which promote a feeling of happiness, relaxation and stress-release.

A Trampoline in the home encourages a healthy lifestyle for the family

By having a trampoline in your yard, you are providing an opportunity for your kids to take part in daily physical activity and active play. It's also a great way for the family to spend time together and feel connected.

 

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Check out our awesome range of Springfree Trampolines in the Outdooor Recreation section of The Sensory Specialist's shop. For information about how to purchase your trampoline using your NDIS funds, head to our NDIS page.