26 Trampoline Benefits for Kids

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In my opinion, every child should be allowed to trampoline as often as they can. As the health benefits of jumping on a kids trampoline are numerous.

We purchased our trampoline back in 2015 (when Freddie was 5) and I have to say it was the best present we have ever brought.

The reason we got it in the first place is a fairly long story. But I will summarise, we went through the adoption process about 4 years ago as we desperately wanted to adopt. Our social worker went into great detail about the benefits of trampolining for autism and how jumping on a trampoline was a great idea for children, and especially “looked after children”. 

Of course, we did our own research and came across endless articles about the benefits of trampolining. As we had Freddie we decided to get one for him.

Freddie is now 8 years old and still enjoys jumping on his trampoline every day it is not raining, and in fact, really enjoyed it recently in the snow! 

We are now homeschooling so having a trampoline has been a Godsend when Freddie needs 10 minutes to regroup.

There are endless health benefits for trampolining for kids. #rebound #trampoline #health

Kids Trampolining Health Benefits (Rebounding)

Using trampolines to keep your child entertained is a healthy alternative to jumping on your furniture (which is not ideal!). Kids love the thrill of jumping off the trampoline,  skyrocketing into mid-air and I love that they’re using up their seemingly endless energy.

There are so many trampoline benefits for kids such as:

  • Self-confidence
  • Strength of limbs
  • Numeracy – Counting each bounce
  • Patience – Taking turns
  • Communication
  • Co-ordination
  • Independence
  • Balance
  • Muscle tone
  • Reaction speed
  • Self-image
  • Eye contact
  • Relaxation
  • Freedom of movement
  • Sense of achievement
  • Stamina
  • Spatial awareness
  • Body awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Consideration of others
  • Height and depth perception
  • Fun and enjoyment

Other kids trampoline benefits include:

  • Stimulation of the digestive system
  • Improved bowel function
  • Internal organ massage
  • Clearing of toxins from the body.

Trampoline benefits for Autism:

There is also evidence that bouncing on a trampoline is great for kids with autism. Many autistic children struggle to interact with their peers because they’re considered trapped in their own world. This can mean that children feel excluded and find it difficult to make friends at school. Having a trampoline at home is a great way to interact with your child and give them the enjoyment they deserve.

We have the 10ft Sports Power Trampoline from Argos which comes with the netting, and I have to say we have had no issues with it all.

Bouncing on a trampoline has so many health benefits. #trampoline #rebound #health

Studies proving the trampoline health benefits :

Studies by NASA scientists show that rebounding is 68% more effective than jogging, and yet requires less effort! You can also develop both upper and lower body strength just as effectively as weight lifting – without the strain or threat of pulled or torn muscles. Rebounding has been shown to outperform swimming as an all-round exercise.

Tony Lloyd, the chief executive of the ADHD Foundation which provides information and advice to parents of children with ADHD, says research from the United States suggests exercise can increase the amount of the chemical dopamine in the brain, which can affect behaviour. It is also helpful in improving the quality of sleep for children. Anything cardiovascular can improve dopamine levels.

If you have ever seen Winnie the Pooh you will remember these lyrics: “The wonderful thing about Tiggers Is Tiggers are wonderful things! Their tops are made out of rubber. Their bottoms are made out of springs!” Now can you also remember just how bouncy and happy Tigger was?

Trampoline Safety

Now, of course, there are safety aspects to consider when using a trampoline, and I recommend you do a lot of research into what is right for you and your child. But please always get a safety net for the trampoline so the children can’t fall off it.

According to the Royal Society of Accidents :

Key safety points
Trampolining isn’t suitable for children under the age of six because they’re not sufficiently physically developed to control their bouncing.
Trampolining injuries can occur to all parts of the body, including the neck, arms, legs face and head. Head and neck injuries are the most serious injuries associated with trampolines. The most common injuries are caused by awkward landings and include sprains or fractures to the wrist, forearm, elbow and collarbone.
Adult supervision is no guarantee of safety. More than half of all trampoline accidents occur whilst under supervision. However a trained ‘spotter’ can greatly reduce this risk.
Never combine alcohol with trampolining! Children have been hurt while bouncing with adults who have been drinking at summer garden parties.
Whatever your ability level, join a local trampolining club to learn new trampolining skills, ranging from the basics of landing safely to advanced moves such as somersaults.

26 reasons why every child should  have a trampoline #kidstrampoline #trampoline #rebound #health #kidshealth

 Other Trampoline Benefits

Alice from Living with a Jude “My son has learning disabilities and a terrible sense of balance. He has autism so struggles to control his actions a lot of the time and has poor coordination and fine (and gross!) motor skills. Trampolining is great and used a great deal in special needs schools as it gives them a way to get fit, build confidence and coordination with a few simple actions. It’s a stress release, social activity and great fun at the same time. They do rebound therapy at my son’s school which is awesome.”

Sara – Jayne from Keep Up With the Jones Family “My youngest has the most incredible balance thanks to trampolining safely at home with his brothers – it really shows, and his core strength is amazing.”

Ayse from Arepops “It’s a great type of cardio, it’s amazing how much energy it takes to jump around but because it’s fun kids don’t even realise!”

Jo from Cup of Toast “My boys love going on a trampoline. Along with the benefits of aerobic exercise, they are always super happy afterwards too!”

Jemma from Mayflower Blogs “Any exercise is great for mental health in children-and bouncing on a trampoline is definitely an exercise that is good for that!”

Erica from The Incidental Parent “Confidence! My son has been lucky enough to have classes at school and on top of the physical health benefits, coordination and so on his confidence has increased too!”

If you are looking for the best places to get a trampoline at home check out this awesome review.

Kids trampoline benefits are endless so as long as you follow the safety advice it is great for you.

FAQ Kids Trampoline

Why are trampolines good for kids?

There are over 26 health benefits for kids jumping on a trampoline, including self-confidence, stimulation of the digestive system plus many others.

Is trampolining good for children with ADHD?

According to the ADHD Foundation which provides information and advice to parents of children with ADHD, it suggests bouncing can increase the amount of the chemical dopamine in the brain, which can affect behaviour. It is also helpful in improving the quality of sleep for children.

What are the benefits of jumping on a trampoline?

Studies by NASA scientists show that rebounding is 68% more effective than jogging, and yet requires less effort! You can also develop both upper and lower body strength just as effectively as weight lifting – without the strain or threat of pulled or torn muscles. Rebounding has been shown to outperform swimming as an all-round exercise.

26 reasons why a trampoline makes you healthier and happier. #kids #trampoline #rebound
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I am Clare, a homeschooling mum in the UK to my gorgeous 9 year old son, Freddie. We also live with my bearded husband Stuart.

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  • Sara @ Magical Mama Blog March 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I never had one as a kid but always adored visiting friends who did. I never had a broken bone and am so worried it will happen to my little one, but I’m sure she’d be a champion and show me her skills!
    Fabulous read! I had no idea there were so many benefits!
    #dreamteam

  • Christy March 29, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I hadn’t thought of it from this point of view, but now I think of it there are loads of health benefits. The downside for me would be the husband would end up on it half the time… #bloggerpinparty

    • freddiesmummyuk March 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      haha yes well we have also spent time on it! Why should the kids have all the fun!!!!

  • wraemsanders March 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    My kids play on a trampoline next door and they love it. It’s a great form of exercise.

    • freddiesmummyuk March 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Yes I agree, I also find when Freddie comes off it he is in such a better mood 🙂 x

  • Jenny-Rabbit Ideas March 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Really interesting post- we don’t have a trampoline but the kids like playing on them elsewhere. I can see how those benefits would make having one a good idea. #bloggerpinparty

  • theladybirdsadventures March 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    i had no idea about tbe effects on the digestive system but I guess it makes sense. Thanks for joining #bloggerpinparty

  • Rhyming with Wine March 31, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    We have a trampoline park close by that runs dedicated parent and child sessions where they can bounce safely and explore. My two absolute love it, but you’re right that the safety aspects need to be given serious consideration. I think it’s so much fun though and a fab day to exercise. Thanks for linking up with us for #DreamTeam x

  • Kate (@Newmummykate) April 2, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    My husband was always dead against the kids having a trampoline because of the safety aspect but we have one and they love it. Definitely does them the world of good getting outside and on it, looking at the benefits, I had no idea there were so many. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, I hope you are able to link up again soon!

    • freddiesmummyuk April 3, 2018 at 9:47 am

      I know there are lots of things to consider with regards to safety, however the joy they get from it along with ALL the benefits are just fantastic 🙂

  • susankmann April 3, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Trampolines are so much fun. They are great for all ages and just have to be monitored or rules explained for safe and fun trampolining xx #ItsOK

  • The Pramshed April 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Wow I had no idea about that healthy benefits of a trampoline! I am thinking that we must get one, but currently my daughter is a little too young, although she would love it. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • freddiesmummyuk April 3, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      I can’t recommend them highly enough, of course you can’t leave them and safety must come first, but they are great. x

  • We're going on an adventure April 3, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Gosh, I’d never thought beyond the fun and exercise!
    Thanks for sharing x

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) April 3, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Trampolines are amazing, mine have been in and out on ours today, I don’t know what I;d do without it #triedtested

  • Lori April 5, 2018 at 4:43 am

    We had a trampoline for years and it was the best source of entertainment! The kids would spend hours out there jumping away.

  • Navigating Baby April 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I am trying to convince my husband to take down the shed so we can have a trampoline in our tiny London garden. I am not winning so I am going to show him this! #readysetlink

    • freddiesmummyuk April 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Good luck 🙂

  • Upside Mum April 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Wow, didn’t realise there were so many benefits. My kids absolutely love the trampoline, especially me eldest who has ASD. I didn’t realise they should be 6 to use it though ?

  • Upside Mum April 6, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Sorry, new to this Linky and forgot to add #Blogstravaganza!

  • Jo - Cup of Toast April 6, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Great read, thanks again for including me, and for linking up with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

  • anywaytostayathome April 7, 2018 at 6:34 am

    I’ve always been a bit on the fence about trampolines, l worry about safety and the kid annoying my neighbours with his head popping over the fence with every bounce! But i hadn’t thought about all the positives. This was a good read. #blogstravaganza

  • Kel - School Runs and Shopping Trolleys April 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Our trampoline was our best ever buy too! Sadly, it bit the dust in the recent windy/snowy weather and we need to replace it. Our autistic daughter loves bouncing at gets a lot out of trampolining. I didn’t know about a lot of these benefits, though, so thanks! #ItsOK

  • Rice Cakes and Raisins April 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    My little boys have a trampoline and it is the best thing we have ever bought! I never considered that it had so many health benefits but this makes me love it even more! Thank you so much for linking up to the first #itsok linky!

  • Alice Letters to my Daughter April 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    I took my 3 year old to the trampoline park a few weeks ago and I think I loved it more than her! She doesn’t bounce high of course and they have little trampolines for the teeny ones. I was loving it though – such a good work out but my god was I glad for Tena!!! #AnythingGoes

  • This Scribbler Mum April 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Great detailed post! We love trampoline and agree with the benefits! #KidsandKreativity

  • Digital Motherhood April 15, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I wish we had room for a trampoline in our back garden! #KCACOLS

  • Jessica Powell April 16, 2018 at 1:36 am

    My mum’s next door neighbour has a huge trampoline in the garden for the kids and it looks like so much fun! I definitely want to get one for my daughter once she’s bigger. 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Suburban Mum April 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Completely agree, we also have a 10ft trampoline and have had one since my eldest was around 3 years old. It’s had so much use and my boys use it daily, especially in the summer.

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again next week x

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  • Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere) April 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Our garden’s not big enough to have one but our 8yo loves going on her friends’ trampolines. #kcacols

  • The Queen of Collage April 26, 2018 at 10:19 am

    We had a small trampoline as a kid but I’d love to get a big one for my girls to bounce on. I hadn’t realised it had so many benefits before so thank you for sharing. #KidsandKreativity

    • freddiesmummyuk April 26, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Freddie is on it everyday it really was the best thing we have ever purchased for him 🙂

  • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I used to love trampolining as a child, and the kids love it now. I need to get them into a trampolining club though to learn some more skills! Thanks for sharing and linking up to #KidsandKreativity, I hope you come back next time, Kerry x

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  • Daniel Henry July 24, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Nice post!!There are many benefits of using trampoline like it’s essential for your heart health to get your blood pumping and flowing through your body efficiently. Thanks

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