All children can benefit from participation in gymnastics. Gymnastics is not exclusively about creating gymnasts; in fact, many benefits of gymnastics include building developmental areas that will help children to be good students and successful young adults. Below are some of the examples of the benefits of gymnastics activities on a child’s development.
Benefits of Gymnastics on Learning
Participation in gymnastics helps the athletes become more flexible. Baseball players, basketball players, football players and all other sports need more flexible athletes. Gymnastics builds flexibility better than any other sport. Flexibility also helps limit injuries.
The benefits of gymnastics sprawl into the classroom. Listening to instructions, taking turns, respecting authority, building friendships, and learning to work independently are all benefits of gymnastics.
There are many physical health benefits of gymnastics. Gymnastics fuels the brain and body for learning. The sport encompasses each essential movement necessary for development on The Kinetic Scale.
The Kinetic Scale
A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think by Gill Connell and McCarthy, copyright 2013.
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