Fresh air is good for your kids – it increases their intake of Vitamin D, clears their lungs of impurities, decreases hyperactivity and reduces the risk of depression. These health benefits can be provided by making your garden a safe haven that is full of outdoor fun that keeps their attention.
In our culture of computer games, HD TV and tablets, children are spending between 40 and 60 hours per week engrossed in electrical entertainment. This of course has a negative impact on physical development – it can reduce their balance, cognitive development and muscle development.
Childhood obesity is an obvious issue too, but if your kids spend the evening bouncing on their trampoline or riding their scooter with their friends, they will be exercising without even realizing!
A study by Cambridge University scientists also suggests that staying indoors can affect their eyesight too (no, we don’t mean they will develop square eyes!) – They claim an hour spent outdoors each week can reduce a child’s chance of becoming short-sighted by two per cent.
All Garden Fun and All Trampolines provide thousands of ways to enjoy your outdoor space. Below are some simple gems that we think will encourage your little one to embrace the outdoors!
Plum 10ft Whirlwind Trampoline & Enclosure
A great source of exercise and fun, a trampoline can be enjoyed for many years to come. Especially since our trampoline ranges come in various sizes, so kids can grow into them and adults can join in too! Check out our previous blog about different trampoline moves to keep you and your family active.
Garden Games Hoppin’ Mad
For racing in the garden, this set of 3 Space Hoppers is perfect for getting the family together for some playful competition. In bright, eye-catching colours they will provide entertainment for those wanting group activities. Children can invite their friends to race too. They are adult-sized so there’s no age limit!
Little Tikes Easy Store Basketball Set
The Little Tikes Easy Store Basketball Set is a sporty toy that encourages kids to play with friends or just practice shooting hoops on their own. With a height range of 150cm to 210cm size and age doesn’t matter! They can learn new skills as well as improve their balance, motor development and fitness. It is bright, colourful and sturdy – a perfect garden or drive-way accessory.
Plum Climbing Pyramid Frame
A long-lasting and durable climbing frame for sliding, hiding and scrambling! All wooden parts are covered against wood rot and insect damage for 10 years from the original purchase date. With camouflage side, netting and a big wavy slide, there is something for everyone. Large enough to accommodate multiple children exploring the possibilities of this superb play centre!
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