A must have on our property is our trampoline. It was a Christmas gift for my son 3 years ago. It still gets used every day, almost all year long. A trampoline is a terrific piece of equipment that is nothing but fun. My kids can jump for hours.
Today, more and more families are introducing fitness into their own backyard. Unlike video games, or computers a trampoline is a source of fun that has no added expense or needed upgrades. With a trampoline in your own backyard your children will be more active, healthy, and close to home. Being on a trampoline improves many areas of co-ordination, such as balance, agility, rhythm, and timing
Everybody loves to bounce! It’s natural! The younger your children start bouncing, the better. In a very short period of time you will be amazed at their new skills and development. Their co-ordination and balance will improve dramatically. While learning these very important skills, your children are having fun-the time of their lives!
Also, with regard to safety, children with a good working knowledge of a trampoline are going to be less likely hurt themselves in other activities such as skating, or even riding a bicycle. They’re going to have better balance and co-ordination and generally a better knowledge of how to protect themselves in other sports if they fall. We have the net around our trampoline so that the kids cannot injure themselves.
Jumping and bouncing are not the only things you can do on a trampoline. Any excuse to be on it will be beneficial to your kids and family.
*Give the kids some chalk, it washes right off. You can draw a hop-scotch board or a twister board for extra fun.
*Stand a basketball hoop outside the net with the hoop over the top, the kids can play a game of hoops and jump high for a slam dunk.
*Hand them a beach ball, have the children bounce it up in the air and pass it around without it touching the ground.
*Add some extra jump action by trying to jump rope on the trampoline. See who can jump the longest.
*Are you a yoga family? Why not try some of your favorite yoga moves on the soft surface of a trampoline? You may not be able to do all the poses, but you can certainly do some and have fun trying!
Any reason for your children to get off the coach, go outside in the fresh air and play is worth the investment.