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Trampolining for Kids
In a world that's driven by technology and obsessed over screen time, finding more traditional ways for our children to play, grow and develop is arguably more important than it ever has been. Finding the balance can be difficult, but if we don't make the effort on behalf of our children then noone else will. We hear every week in the news that obesity figures are on the rise and it's not difficult to point the finger at children being less active than they once were as being one of the causes. The British climate might not make the most appealing of places to get outdoors or be active in but that kind of play is not only the most important, but it's probably the most fun too! We love getting outdoors and walking, going to parks, kicking a ball and having fun.
One thing we've discovered recently though is trampolining. Trampolining is fantastic for the whole family and can be enjoyed both indoors and out. There's something about it that flicks that switch inside of us that makes us feel a little goofy and fun. It's not just about fun either... it's a really effective form of exercise! I don't remember it being difficult as a child, but a couple of minutes jumping up and down now really gets my heart pumping. If it's doing me good, then it must be doing my children good. They love to bounce, almost as much as they love to giggle at seeing their parents springing high into the air like Tigger and try to imitate us.
What I didn't expect from trampolining was the way that it triggered my toddlers over active imagination and vary his playtime. After several visits to farms lately, Clayton related those experiences as sat on the trampoline and hopped and bounced like the imaginary bunny rabbit he could apparently see next to him. Once he's on the mat, he doesn't want to leave. It makes for perfect fun even for a 2 year old and I don't see it getting any less fun as he grows older... proven by how much I enjoy myself even now. The fun, games and fitness capabilities are practically endless. If you're unsure, then Jumpster Trampolines are a fantastic resource site to find games to play on a trampoline. In fact, Jumpster will tell you just about everything you need to know about trampolining... from safety to buying guides. If you don't have the space or budget to buy your own trampoline, then there are centres all over the country that offer unlimited trampolining action for all ages. Don't sit indoors... get bouncing!
Topic: Trampolining for Kids
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