1. It’s FUN!
First and foremost your child has to have FUN in the sport they are participating in. Jumping, rolling, tumbling, swinging, leaping, balancing – at gymnastics, there is so much fun in one lesson!
2 Core strength
Gymnastics improves muscle strength and is fantastic for balance and posture. This is important in so many aspects of life, whether it be balancing on a beam, sitting at a desk in class, or walking along the street. Flexibility is also increased which assists with injury prevention which can also help in other sports too.
Gymnastics helps children learn to follow instructions; to watch, listen and think independently.
Teachers rank self-regulation as one of the most important competencies for school readiness, which gymnastics can help with. Children regulate energy and learn control, helping them co-operate & focus in the class room.
4 Make new friends
Gymnastics is a great way for children to make new friends in a safe, challenging environment. Gymnastics helps increase self-esteem and confidence, especially important if a child moves schools when self confidence can be at a low.
Game concepts & socialisation helps children join in, fit in and make friends helping stay active at school as well as assisting with socialisation at big school and throughout life.
5 Girls into sport
Sport often takes a back seat with girls. Gymnastics is a great way to introduce girls into sport, which can hopefully then be carried on into high school where there is an alarming drop in girls competing in sports.