A shocking statistic is that 80 percent of parents believe their children are getting enough exercise but actually less than 10% actually do!
This lack of exercise has been caused partly by the rise of the”playstation civilization” which means children just don’t go out and perform any more. This has caused a major rise in childhood obesity and related illnesses.
The problem can be persuading your children that exercise is fun and can be enjoyed. In fact, many adults would benefit from being taught this lesson too!
A pogo stick is an excellent source of fun and exercise.
There is something about bouncing around on a pogo stick that puts a smile on your face. The challenge of mastering it and being able to bounce for ages makes it something that keeps both children and adults entertained for a long time.
As soon as you get good at pogo’ing then you can start doing tricks like bouncing with one hand or no hands or even with no feet. When you have mastered these more basic tricks you can move on to more advanced tricks with a stronger pole and do somersaults and much more.
The excellent thing about these pogo sticks for children is they are actually quite affordable. The Flybar Foammaster, which is a great starter stick can be bought for under fifty dollars. The benefit of the foam stick for kids is that it does not get scratched and the foam reduces any bruises to the legs.
There are much more expensive pogo sticks out there which you may buy as they get into using their pogo stick, but to begin with one of the affordable sticks will be more than adequate for their needs.
Some parents are concerned about the security of a pogostick but to be honest they aren’t any more dangerous than a bicycle. If we’re really honest they’re actually safer because you then fall of a pogostick you have more chance of landing on your feet than a bike. When you fall off a bicycle usually it lands you resulting in harm.
Naturally, as a parent, you want to ensure that your child is safe in their pogostick so that you will want to buy them a helmet and maybe some elbow and knee pads. This will make sure they are safe if they do fall off and land on anything other than their feet.
Pogo sticks for children are a great form of entertainment and exercise. You will be amazed how much your child will enjoy their pogostick. It is good old fashioned healthy pleasure that they can show off to their friends and have some fun with.