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An insanely great video posted by Jason J Orkowski of GYmfinity Children’s Activity Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
(via Alex Bard)
It’s nearly impossible to stop kids from doing Gymnastics at home. On the couch. On the bed. …
Parents should BAN inversions and rotations, if they can. Alternatively, they can set up as safe a Gymnastics play area as possible.
Tumbl Trak posted some tips for parents:
Keeping athletes safe at home requires a bit of thought and awareness of the skills kids will practice. Here’s some safety measures for families to consider when using home gym equipment:
Choose an area in the home large enough to allow for space surrounding the equipment to work safely.
Floors should be clear of objects that could cause injury, including extra furniture nearby. …
Parents should send their children to qualified instructors in safe facilities.
… American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “strongly discourages” the use of home trampolines.
Sure, while the majority of injuries are sprained ankles, an annoying but relatively benign injury, almost 30 percent were broken bones or dislocations and about 10 to 17 percent are injuries that involve heads and necks. …
Have you seen this energetic 9yr-old gymnast from Norco, California?
15,932 subscribers – coming up on 2 million views.
Though her page is called Hunter in the Gym, most of her videos are set in a home gym. Parents need be attentive, needless to say.
Click PLAY or watch a sample on YouTube.
“Risky play, involving perhaps rough and tumble, height, speed, playing near potentially dangerous elements such as water, cliffs and exploring alone with the possibility of getting lost, gives children a feeling of thrill and excitement.”
Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body. …
Kids should learn their limits, make their mistakes, in a supervised, padded playroom. Not on a bike or jumping from a garage roof.