Vuly Trampolines donates to Little Wings Run the Runway Event
Thanks to the wonderful team at Vuly every person who registers to participate in our first ever Run the Runway Event on Sunday March 17th, will go in the running to win a brand new Vuly Lift 2 Large Trampoline valued at $1,099. For your chance to win this great prize simply register to participate in our Run the Runway fun run and you will automatically go into the draw to win.
A terrific prize that the whole family can enjoy. And did you know that there are a whole range of benefits to bouncing on a trampoline? Even for children that are unwell like from the families we help here at Little Wings.
The fun in trampolines can have a positive effect on children who may be suffering from sickness or ongoing illness. What better way to boost the mood of a child then to jump on a trampoline!
Looking for a Simple Yet Effective Way to Help Your Kids Feel Better? Let Them Bounce!
Jumping around – or more specifically, bouncing – may seem like a trivial activity, but it offers a whole range of benefits that can make your kids feel better almost instantly.
The sensations you get from bouncing is one of the most natural and primal sensations that we can experience. Think about it: We jump for joy and excitement, rock our babies back our forth to calm them, and most of us enjoy a good ride on a swing no matter how old we are.
There’s a reason why we love all these: they stimulate our vestibular system (the one responsible for our sense of balance) and ignite one of the earliest and most natural senses that we develop as humans.
Bouncing, in other words, is as natural to us as walking or running. What we’re only starting to realise now is that it’s also one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our sense of well-being and boosting positive feelings.
How Bouncing Can Help Sick Kids
When you’re sick, it’s easy to feel like your body is giving up on you. This is bad enough for adults, but it can even be worse for kids and young children, especially if they haven’t yet developed the tools to cope with sickness or trauma.
But the act of bouncing can help counter this. Bouncing gives kids the opportunity to develop positive feelings in themselves that can aid their recovery. And because the sensations of bouncing are one of the most natural in the human body, it’s incredibly easy to feel and understand. It’s a simple and direct experience, and it’s this simplicity that makes it such a powerful tool for healing and recovery.
In fact, trampolines are now used by many medical and psychological practitioners as tools for therapy and recovery.
The Benefits of Bouncing
- Body reconnection. Bouncing helps kids reconnect with their bodies, stimulating their senses and helping them use their bodies to balance themselves. Trampolines and similar equipment offer a safe space where kids can bounce and stay in-tune with their bodies gently through play. It can also help them feel empowered, helping them feel that their bodies are working with them instead of against them.
- Predictable nature. There’s nothing complicated or unexpected about bouncing, whether it’s on a trampoline or the ground. You go up, you go down, then repeat. For many kids, this smooth repetition is soothing and even meditative. There are no surprises with bouncing, making it feel safe and non-threatening. This allows kids to let their guards down, “shut off” their brain and simply enjoy the ride.
- Fun and excitement. Simply put, bouncing is incredibly fun. Like other forms of physical activity, bouncing releases endorphins that can create positive feelings and boost energy. For many kids going through sickness or trauma, this fun and excitement is a welcome break from the effects associated with sickness or trauma.
Letting Kids Be Kids
Perhaps the best and biggest benefit of bouncing is that it makes kids feel like kids again.
Sickness or trauma can demoralise anyone, making it easy to forget the good side of life. For many kids who are going through gruelling sickness and trauma, the positive feelings that bouncing creates go a long way in helping them (and their families) get through whatever they’re facing.
If you decide to invest in trampolines and similar equipment for bouncing, make sure that they’re well-made and meet safety standards. You’ll also need to make sure your kids can safely play on trampolines without exacerbating their symptoms or condition. The good news is that you’ll find a variety of high-quality trampolines available at Vuly today, so you’ll have plenty of choices for helping your kids feel better and enjoy life more – even if it’s just a little bit.