You already know that hiring a jumping castle or a water slide for children is a great way to have some awesome and unforgettable fun – but they can also teach your kids so much!
If you have all of your children at home at the moment you are probably running out of things for them to do. How can you come up with interesting ideas for activities at home that keep them entertained and also challenge their bodies and minds (and that help keep you sane as well)?
Playing on an inflatable is educational and beneficial for your children. If you are looking for something different as a teaching activity, you can’t go wrong with an inflatable hire.
(Just don’t tell your children how educational jumping castle hire in Adelaide is going to be for them, and they are certain to be on board when you suggest arranging one.)
What skills can your children gain from playing on a jumping castle?
There is a wide range of physical, mental and emotional benefits for your child’s development that can be gained from this kind of fun, including:
- Helping to improve balance
- Helping to practice and improve coordination
- Learning about cause and effect
- Building muscle and bone strength
- Increasing fitness and energy levels
- Helping children to manage emotions
- Problem-solving skills
- Social skills such as sharing and taking turns
- Patience while waiting for their turn
- Listening and communication skills
Some tips for upping the educational factor of an afternoon on the water slide or jumping castle
Run a relay kind of event, and get each child to complete an obstacle or fitness course in your yard, including following a path through the inflatable as well, before handing over a ‘baton’ to the next child.
Getting your kids to answer maths or spelling questions correctly before getting a go on the slide.
Get your children to pass a message from child to child, while having a go of the slide in between – help them with listening and recall.
Timing each child through the course and then getting them to try and beat their own best time.
Hiding clues to a scavenger hunt around the yard, including on a few parts of the inflatable – with a prize at the end once your child has found all the clues.
If you have any questions about jumping castle hire in Adelaide or water slide hire in Adelaide during the COVID-19 crisis (or at any time really) feel free to give us a call or send us an email.