Fun and physical activity is the best combination of entertainment and sports for children. What equipment is worth investing in?
Physical activity from an early age helps children develop motor coordination, improve correct posture, strengthen muscles and build healthy habits. In the case of team sports, an additional element that is formed during play is the ability to work in a group and learn fair-play rules.
Team sports are best implemented outdoors. In this case, such accessories as a badminton set, a soccer goal, a portable volleyball net, a collapsible basketball hoop, a floorball set, a pull rope or a jumping bag work well. The element of competition adds an extra charm to the whole game and more encourages the child to participate in the activity, which can last up to several tens of minutes.
Work on motor coordination
There are many accessories and equipment available on the children’s play market that help develop a child’s motor coordination, balance skills and overall physical fitness. Among such equipment are a roller coaster, motor training platforms, an obstacle course building set, half-sphere stilts, a jumping stone, sensory discs, a flexible ramp, a jumping pogo, balance islands, a moonhopper or hard barrels.
Such toys develop the child’s body by evenly distributing the load, help work on the ability to maintain balance, and have a positive effect on the development of eye-motor coordination.
Motor games can also take place at home, without taking up too much space in the apartment or house on a daily basis. The equipment for them can be easily disassembled and just as quickly stowed away. Among such accessories, the following work well:
- various types of sensory mats,
- large jenga blocks,
- plastic or rubber bowling pins,
- a play mat based on the Twister game,
- a carpet with a class game,
- a mattress for playing tic-tac-toe,
- a wooden golf set.
If our child likes a bit more effort, a children’s punching bag, which can be attached anywhere in the apartment, will work great. The set comes with special boxing gloves, which help develop the correct technique for delivering punches.
Although the market for children’s toys and games is constantly evolving and getting more interesting with each generation, some toys remain timeless. The same accessories that provided a lot of entertainment for parents can also appeal to the younger generation now. Included in this list are such equipment as:
- skipping rope,
- jumping bands,
- dart target,
- wandering ball,
- jumping ringo,
- catch ball.
These types of games can be a great way to entertain the whole family and spend time together.
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