With so many valuable benefits for children’s physical, social and emotional development – gymnastics is a must when it comes to choosing a sport for your child! Once they’ve started, you won’t look back!
Here are 10 great ways gymnastics will benefit your child!
1. It’s FUN!
Jumping, rolling, tumbling, swinging, leaping, balancing – at gymnastics, there is so much fun in one lesson! Check out the Delta Gym Kids classes for your child!
2. Develops Strength
Gymnastics improves all around muscle strength and is fantastic for balance and posture. This is important whether it be balancing on a beam, sitting at a desk in class, or walking upstairs or along the street.
3. Develops Flexibility
The flexibility developed at gymnastics assists with injury prevention and is beneficial for all other sports too!
4. Develops Co-ordination
Gymnastics equips children with the skills they need to interact with the environment around them. They develop awareness of their body, allowing them to feel successful in physical activities throughout their day to day lives.
5. Teaches Listening Skills
Gymnastics helps children learn to follow instructions; to watch, listen and think independently.
6. Increases Self-esteem & Confidence
Through problem solving, working at a task and progressing new skills, gymnastics builds confidence – preparing children to take on any new challenges in life!
7. Provides Social Interaction with Peers
At gymnastics, children actively engage with other children and coaches. In the gym they are learning and practising, taking turns, working in a team and encouraging others.
8. Encourages Goal Setting
From a young age, gymnasts learn to set goals. The goal may be to climb to the top of the rope by the end of the lesson; to cartwheel by Christmas; or to make an Olympic team in 2024!
9. Develops Cognitive Abilities which help in the Classroom
Brain development depends on solid movement foundations and using the body and the mind is great for developing cognitive skills. Gymnastics provides a brain boost, body boost and me boost!
10. Enhances Other Sports and Great for General Fitness
Gymnastics encourages a healthy lifestyle and children learn to love being active! The body control and awareness learnt at gymnastics, is beneficial for other sports, activities and everyday life!