Some kids are afraid to fall even on a trampoline. Yep, some kids are just like adults with all those irrational fears flying in and out. When it comes to playing, children who fear heights just want to jump around, chase everyone and even tease in defence of their lack of “balls”. Now, that’s just missing a lot of fun!
Teaching children who fear heights might just do the trick and save them from being called a scaredy-cat. A few techniques will boost their confidence and their courage with a trampoline especially one with trampoline shade cover that covers extra safety products not only against accidents but also against heat.
Seat Drop – This is a trick comes naturally with kids. All they have to do is jump for a few times then land on their tiny bums. As they bounce, they can push themselves with their hands then land on their feet again.
Back Drop – This is similar to the seat drop but the difference is to fall on their entire backs. This is actually a natural move for children because it is just what they do when playing on mum and dad’s bed. They only need to be careful not to fall on the rear ends. That will hurt for sure.
Somersaults – Sounds familiar? This is a little difficult for little kids but for bigger ones, this is easy. To be safe, let them try it with a professional coach along. Falling the wrong way will cause really bad injuries to the spine or the head. And that will scare them even more!
Straddle Jump – When doing this trick, children should jump then stretch the legs forward and try to touch their toes with their fingers. Children will have to do it quickly before gravity forces them to land back down on the trampoline. Kids are flexible so doing this will be very easy. Problems are not common in this trick unless they are really that disaster prone.
These are just the few tricks parents can teach their child to do. Of course, it is always a note to remember never to leave them without an adult when doing tricks. Parental supervision is important. Parents should always make sure that all safety measures are met. Having a safety net and safety pads makes this all possible. As the cliché goes, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
For parents reading, if you want more tricks, you can read up on the internet or watch videos. Tricks will create a challenge for kids and they will eventually forget about their fears. Meanwhile, visit our trampoline site for trampoline shade cover prices.
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