Let’s face it. Kids have a lot of energy. For the next 18 years of your life (at least) you are going to have to be gung-ho parent all the way. Always giving your child attention when she wants to play or when she wants to hide from you at the grocery store. Have you ever considered tiring him out with Gymnastics?
Gymnastics can benefit everyone. No matter the level of skill a child has it can be the highlight of a child’s day. It gives your child to run around and interact with other children for a good portion of her day. It will teach her new motor skills and give her great exercise. This means that you will be able to get a few minutes of peace and quiet while she’s sleeping like a rock in the back seat on the way home.
Gymnastics aren’t only for toddlers. They are for all ages. You can start your child in a program from age three and up. You may just be helping your child find a talent she is great at while giving yourself a little bit of a relief. Once a child advances out of kids gymnastics there are other opportunities for them. It can help them build up body strength to be the head cheerleader in their high school or help them be on their way to the Olympics. You never know. It starts with starting a simple program.
Gymnastics offer different programs that include balance beam, rings, tumbling, horse, parallel bars and some even include dance. For younger children it is most popular to do tumbling. Here they will learn to stretch, run, do summer salts and even sometimes advance to cartwheels. As they get older they will develop the ability to do a back walk-over, back flip, cartwheel, and many other jumps and twists in the air. Everything is monitored and done on the mats. Plus your child will be feeling great in her fun outfits!
There are recitals and competitions that kids gymnastic schools provide. They will be able to give you updates on your child’s improvement and schedule changes regularly and even develop a friendly relationship with you and the other parents. You might even make a couple friends yourself!
Having your child involved in an active sport from a young age is always a good idea. Giving your child the opportunity to experience happy healthy fun is the best gift that you can give to her. And of course keeping a child healthy and out of trouble is what every parent wants for them. Right?