Toddlers and Tumbling

In this article we will talk about all the benefits that come with having your toddler take a tumbling class. From the daily to the longer term effects it can have not only physically but psychologically as well. We will delve into the daily exercise, the social and emotional development, how it can improve your child’s health, and prevent diseases.

Meet Their Daily Exercise Needs

We are always trying to find ways to keep our kids active and in Omaha there are a multitude of ways to achieve this but tumbling is one of the better ways. As the National Health Society in the UK states that toddlers need at least three hours of activity a day. With a variation of moving around and rolling to running and jumping.
The tumbling classes at Omaha School of Music and Dance are perfect for this as they are the more intense portion of the “workout” for kids at 45 minutes. It gives them the chance to work with basic gymnastic concepts and lessons.

Since tumbling incorporates all of this it is perfect fit to give children not only the required exercise but also give them the chance to explore different types of physical activity. Testing their limits in not only a physical way but in mental ways as well as they learn new skills.

Gymnastics Develops Social and Emotional Skills

In additions to previous mention of the physical benefits is the emotional and social benefits that come with the interactions with other kids. Not to mention that when tumbling, the increased activity releases endorphins into the body, which leads to happier, joyful feelings.

According to Michael A. Taylor, owner of Gym.Net, a Gymnastics Professional’s Network of Educational, Business, Consulting, and Internet Services. The intense movement that takes place in a gym opens up neural pathways in the brain, which can lead to increased concentration, focus and success at home, school, and in the gym.

At Omaha School of Music and Dance we have a well rounded dance program in which many the dance teachers that teach tumbling instruct the more advanced classes such as jazz and hip hop. So when students move up from tumbling the teachers are already well versed in how the student learns and what forms of teaching work best.

Similar to when children move up grades in school and have the same teacher.

Increased Health Benefits

We have talked about the everyday benefits of tumbling for toddlers but one of the most important aspects is that is has a lasting effect on them. As the physical benefits of doing gymnastics include increased strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, and artistry.

Right along with burning calories, tumbling is said to ward off diseases that includes heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Research found that 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016 leading to more severe health concerns like diabetes and heart disease. Which is a major win as 1 in 11 adults will develop diabetes. So getting kids into the mentality that exercise can be fun and rewarding.

Build Personal Discipline

One of the most important lessons we try and teach our children is that of self-discipline. An activity like tumbling requires a lot of self-discipline because it isn’t always an easy endeavor. With children that young, it is that the requirement of staying diligent about getting to class and practicing and sometimes working through pain and discomfort that is the most valuable lesson they can learn in tumbling. Of course this will increase the longer they practice tumbling.

Now it may seem too early to start as these are very complex lessons that a child will be learning psychologically. But what we must understand that is in the long run, a simple tumbling class will give them the success to be better prepared as these are skills essential for everyday life and overcoming just about any problem life throws at them.

If you really want to have it all in one, then tumbling classes are the way to go! Fortunately Omaha has a great option with tumbling classes, not to mention dance classes for all ages, right here at Omaha School of Music and Dance!

You can also always call 402-515-9639 or email [email protected] to enroll for any of our wonderful classes with experienced teachers!


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