Climbing is a skill that children master at a young age; whether attempting to climb the stairs or pull themselves up using the nearest available space. This can prove problematic as your house turns into a jungle gym or you brave the elements and go to the local park.
Adding a Climbing Frame to your garden gives your child a play area just a stone throws away where they can burn off all their extra energy. As well as leaving your child fighting fit with all the physical activity they are doing, there are also a variety of other health benefits to having a Climbing Frame in your garden.
It used to be that Climbing Frames were a luxury, only to be found in the wealthiest of houses. However, this has changed and they are becoming much more affordable. Our Climbing Frames start from as little as £214 and come in a variety of sizes so you can easily find one to suit your garden, whether large or small.
Adding a Climbing Frame to your garden isn’t just a present for your child, although it will certainly win you parent of the year, but it is a health necessity. We researched the benefits of a climbing frame on the physical and mental health of your child, find out more below.
Climbing plays a major part in the development of your child's motor skills, both fine and gross. Gross motor skills use larger muscles to help your child walk, sit and balance. Smaller muscles that are strengthened by regular physical activity which help develop fine motor skills. The strengthening of these skills helps develop other life skills such as writing, buttoning up clothes and even playing physical sports in school.
A report by the NHS states that a child aged between 1 and 4 needs three hours of moderate intensity workouts a day, whereas those between 5 and 18 need an hour. These don’t all need to be one set activity, but should be a mix such as climbing walls running, jumping etc. The one rule is that it must make you feel warm and slightly out of breath.
There are so many studies that show the health benefits of extra physical activity. Reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, weight gain and helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle are just a few.
You may be reading this, horrified at the prospect of having to find another three hours in your day to spend at the park. We agree with you, attempting to find three hours a day to run around with your child is difficult, especially when you add in factors like work, housework and other day to day activities you need to get done. This is why the addition of a Climbing Frame will be a major time saver for you.
Once you have built it in your garden, you can let your child play whilst you get the tasks you set out to do completed. They will be having too much fun to notice you are gone, allowing you to get the jobs you need completed without battling your children.
The organisation Mind lists the benefits of being outside on mental health. These are well documented papers that help prove that being outside can help with depression, anxiety and even help stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Outdoor play reduces the level of the hormone cortisol, otherwise known as the fight or flight response, in the brain and reduces anxiety levels.
Last, but certainly not least, Climbing Frames allow your child to simply have fun. They live such busy lives; with school, chores, homework and routines. By getting them outside and letting them play, you encourage them to just relax and have fun. If you have ever taken your child to the park and watched them play, you will know we are right about this.
Why not take a look at our Climbing Frame range on our website to find one that's ideal for your family? If you have any questions, feel free to give our friendly sales team a call on 01234 272 445. Alternatively, leave your details and they will call you back at a time that suits you.
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