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Ways Gymnastics Helps Improve Your Kids’ Social Skills

Did you know that gymnastics has more than just physical benefits for your child? Yes, it helps them learn physical skills, strength, and flexibility, but it also has an impact on their social skills! Here are are few of the social benefits of gymnastics for your child.

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  • Taking turns: There is only so much equipment a gym can handle in its space. With a class of 5-10 children, your child will learn to wait for their turn when jumping on a trampoline, walking across the beam, or swinging from the bar. Learning to take turns benefits your child outside of the gym when working with siblings, classmates, and friends at home and school.
  • Listening and following directions: Throughout childhood and adult life, we always have a need to listen and follow directions. Gymnastics class is another area where your child can follow structured classes where they listen and learn new skills each week. A perfect place to practice following directions! 
  • Overcoming fears: Gymnastics can be scary! Learning to walk on a beam off the ground or jump higher than ever on a trampoline is a great way to teach young athletes how to overcome their fears. While it may be scary to flip over the bar one week, the next they will be unable to wait to put on their girls’ gymnastics unitard and do it again! 
  • Teamwork: Gymnastics is a wonderful place to make friends and learn the value of teamwork. Whether it be making friends while patiently waiting for your turn on the springboard or working together with your classmates to drag a mat across the floor, the importance of teamwork is ever present during a gymnastics class. 

A weekly gymnastics class will have many benefits - both physically and socially - for your child. They will be thrilled each week to put on their favorite Destira girls’ biketard and get to the gym. Shop for your gymnasts’ new favorite youth unitard today to get them ready for class!