The Gifts Gymnastics For Kids
5 REASONS A GYMNASTICS IS THE BEST GIFT FOR KIDS
1.Improves self-esteem and mental health.
Gymnastics is not only good for a child's physical health but also boosts self-esteem and overall mental health. Gymnastic activity on the trampoline triggers the release of endorphins and feel-good hormones that cause a sense of well-being, happiness, and pain relief. Being a lot of fun, gymnastics is ideal for children who do not feel confident in traditional sports, as it allows them to participate in an open activity. At the same time, they develop their coordination skills and boost their self-confidence.
2.Encourage children to play outdoors.
One of the biggest benefits of sports activities is that children can play at home without sitting in front of the TV, tablet, or phone. Today, we know how important it is for children to exercise in the fresh air and away from technology. Trampolines encourage kids to get outside, get some vitamin D, and breathe fresh air.
3.Improves balance and coordination
Gymnastics improves balance and coordination as children learn to control the coordination of their legs and arms. Improving balance and coordination can help with other sports that require overall coordination.
4.Safe play for years to come
Besides all the physical and mental benefits, trampolining is just plain fun! It's not easy to find a gift that a 6-year-old will enjoy as much as a 12-year-old, or that will keep kids entertained for years to come! And once you buy the trampoline, you're done! There is no need for expensive upgrades or extras.
Trampolines encourage children to laugh, jump, bounce and play. They encourage imagination and coordination and help kids have fun growing up.
Life skills through Gymnastics
Teaching progression to children
In a sport, skills should be developed in a progressive program, with advanced skills building on basic skills. In gymnastics, this begins with donkey kicks or holding the weight on the hands while lifting the feet, and then progresses to handstands. Handstands can become wheels when the child is comfortable upside down and ready for another challenge. Wheels develop into higher tumbling skills and can lead to flips with flips and spins or more.
Educate them to be service-oriented
Through sports, children learn that their efforts are not only for their development but also for the team to win and improve. If sports can show children that there is a greater cause to work together for, the same philosophy can lead children to become service-oriented as they grow up.
Developing coping skills
Gymnastics is a sport of perfection. Children can perform a skill and the judge evaluates the performance, form, and execution, all with a scoring code in mind. The score is almost always lower than desired, and that's okay. The legendary 10.0 is rarely seen, and when it is, it is because of a bonus in execution or composition, not because the routine was perfect. A score encourages the gymnast in her training or prompts her to change her training plan to avoid possible future mistakes. These small "disasters" can help children develop resilience. Learning to accept and learn from dissatisfaction is a precious skill because it sets the child up for the future.
The lesson of cause and effect is never as obvious to a child as it is in sports, even though it is often taught in subtle ways. If they are not prepared for a particular skill, be it somersaulting, hitting free throws, or hitting the ball, they are unlikely to reach the desired level. While a child cannot control whether they are genetically predisposed or whether they are participating in an excellent or inferior developmental program, their engagement and focus are completely self-determined. When a coach points out to them that the result is due to effort or lack of training, sometimes the lesson hurts.
Teach them to trust and be trustworthy.
In an individual sport like gymnastics (where the athlete performs alone), they know that their performance contributes to the team result. They must learn to rely on their teammates to contribute to the overall result and perform well. In a team sport, this principle is reinforced by trusting your teammates to pass you the ball or take the shot on your pass. It's not hard to develop trust in children. If you help them, they will trust you. But teaching them the value of trust is a lesson that must be deliberately taught.
Teach them the value of a balanced life.
In our American culture, we have forgotten how to live a balanced life. We are led to believe that we need to work more and sleep less, and that relaxation is only for the lazy. In our children's gymnastics, we emphasize (especially with the kids on our team) that family and education are priorities for them. We have many ambitious kids who want to come to the gym 7 days a week to be the best. But we discourage them because they need to schedule rest, recreation, time for family relationships, and school lessons. If we can help kids prioritize and balance their activities with their lives, we can help them develop a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime.
Teach them to seek adventure
In gymnastics, you are always looking for the next skill. In the donkey kick example above, a student who masters this skill will be ready to do more and seek the next developmental step. As long as they are learning, they are future-oriented and developing new skills and a desire to learn more. This love of progress leads children to be adventurous and excited about trying new skills, exploring new places, trying new things, and learning new things.