Kids love jumping on trampolines and rooting for their friends, too. They like to jump in different ways and play different learning games. The combination of learning and physical activity is an ideal way of maintaining their attention while increasing their appetite for physical activity and sports.
The Jumping® fitness trampoline for kids can be shared by everyone in the classroom and used in different ways throughout the day. Here are some tips:
Maths: Counting by units and tens and interactive addition and subtraction. You may ask a student, for instance, the following question: "5 plus 3 equals?" The student has to jump 8 times in answer.
Spelling: Teach the students how to spell words by pronouncing individual letters as they jump.
Syllables: Teach the students how to pronounce each syllable with a jump.
Feedback: Ask the students to coach and encourage each other.
Follow the leader: Students mirror the jumps of another jumper.
Daily use: Aim to allow each student to spend at least a few moments on the trampoline every day as a reward for good performance, for example.
Student celebrations: Celebrate learning. Using a trampoline brings a smile to your students’ faces.
The fitness trampoline is a big hit with students of all levels. However, it is important to emphasise safety and the correct jumping style. Teach students how to begin and end a jumping session and how to alternate intensity and breathe properly. Also, highlight to students the difference between a Jumping fitness trampoline and an outdoor trampoline with a protective net - that it is safe to jump high on an outdoor trampoline but on the fitness trampoline it is necessary to push against the trampoline mat without trying to jump as high as possible.
Landing/rebounding is also important. Teach your students to keep proper posture with a focus on their knees to prevent injuries that could result from rebounding.