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Why Active And Unfettered Play Is Important

Unstructured play is a great way to ensure your children are happy and healthy. There are times when structured play – playing board games or even hide and seek are fun – but there are other times when children just need to run and jump and play and an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline is the ideal place for that to happen. There are many reasons why active and unfettered play is important for your children.

So many children today stay indoors watching television or staring at computer screens and it’s up to parents and guardians to ensure they get out into the sunshine (or even the snow( and play. When children play they are not only physically active, but are also developing social skills and engaging their imagination and creativity. If you’ve ever watched a child dressed up in a costume you can see how their imaginations take over.

Active and unfettered play is important for kids.

  1. The research found that close to 100% of all parents agree their children should be allowed to play without structure because it helps them develop into happy, healthy humans.
  2. There needs to be time throughout the day for children to just run and jump and play and be creative. When your children jump on an in-ground or above-ground trampoline this play time is something they will definitely step away from the screens for.
  3. An in-ground or above-ground trampoline takes away barriers to fun, healthy exercise because jumping on a trampoline is an ideal way to get healthy without it seeming like exercise!
  4. Many children spend their free time plugged into devices and with childhood obesity on the rise, children need to get up, get out and have fun.
  5. When you have a trampoline, you can watch and enjoy your children without having to come up with ideas for playtime. Make sure you supervise their play.

Playtime is a great way for a child to burn off excess energy, could help with better sleep at night and it shows your child the importance of physical activity.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

Five Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Trampoline

Have your children been asking, “can we get a trampoline?” And now you’re at the point of starting to research whether you should get an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline, we have questions to ask to help you decide which type of trampoline to invest in. Here are the top five questions to ask before you buy a trampoline. 

If you’ve been looking for a way to offer your children a fun place to play in the backyard and if you’ve been interested in rebounding as a way to get fit and healthy, an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is the way to go. A trampoline is an investment that you want to research well enough to ensure you’re getting the best trampoline for your family and for your money.

Here are five questions to ask before you buy a trampoline.

  1. How will the in-ground or above-ground trampoline fit in your yard – both physically and aesthetically? An in-ground trampoline blends seamlessly into the landscaping, but an above ground will be a visible piece of equipment.
  2. How large do we need? The jumping surface – jump mat – and the overall size of the trampoline need to be considered. While only one person should be on the trampoline at a time, if you have children who are close in weight, they may be able to jump at the same time, but in most instances, jumping should be solo. The spring size will also be a consideration depending on the weight of the heaviest person who will use the trampoline.
  3. Ask whether the trampoline you’re purchasing comes with safety accessories like the safety enclosure and spring pad covers. Invest in safety equipment if it doesn’t come as part of the package.
  4. Will I be able to put the trampoline together myself or will I need to hire a professional? Many trampolines – both in-ground and above ground are a DIY project but it will go easier and more quickly if you recruit some friends and family to help with the installation. The in-ground trampoline will, naturally, require excavation of the hole and that may require hiring heavy equipment to dig the hole.
  5. What kind of warranty does the company I’m purchasing from offer and is it separate from the trampoline itself? Warranties and guarantees should be part of your overall research. You will also want to buy from a trusted and reputable trampoline company to help ensure they will be around if you should need replacement parts in the future.

A trampoline is fun for the entire family and is a place to get in shape even if you’re going from couch potato to ease into activity. Rebounding doesn’t put any stress on your bones and joints and is a great way to strengthen your core muscles and which helps with overall balance.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”.

5 Unique In-Ground and Above Ground Trampoline Ideas

Depending on where you live in the country, you may think you have to “close up” the trampoline for the winter. It doesn’t have to be the case though. Yes, you may take to the indoors in the winter to stay warm and cozy, but there are still bound to be some times you go outdoors and enjoy the cool, brisk weather. We have put together a list of 5 unique in-ground and above-ground trampoline ideas. 

Naturally, in the spring, summer and early autumn, the trampoline is an ideal place for fun and exercise. What do you do in the winter though?

5 Unique In-Ground and Above-Ground Trampoline Ideas

Here are some ideas to stay involved in your in-ground trampoline year-round.

1. Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner on the trampoline. Why not climb into the in-ground and enjoy a meal? Get fresh air and a change of atmosphere.
2. If it’s Halloween, dress up in your favorite costume and jump around on the trampoline. If your kids are like ours, they love to dress in costumes – whether a princess gown or a superhero costume – and run around the house, why not let them on the trampoline?
3. Hang blankets around the edges of your above-ground trampoline and crawl under and have a “blanket fort”? Play games in the fort. Eat lunch. Have a puppet show.
4. Grab some liquid chalk and let your kids get creative on the trampoline. You could even teach letters and numbers or just draw photos. Liquid chalk washes off easily with soap and water.
5. String fairy lights and have a nighttime party with the family. The lights add a twinkling bit of fun after the sun goes down.

In-ground and above-ground trampolines are fun for jumping, rebounding, exercising and just having fun together.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”.

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