As your child grows they will need new ways to motivate and interest them, keeping them physically and mentally stimulated. Gross motor development is important as it helps to shape children's future Physical health, posture and fitness.
Ride on toys that kids have to scoot along on under their own power provide a new way to get around. We also stock a fantastic range of Wobbel balance boards and a Plan toys balance board. These are amazing products that will help with all the components of fitness whilst your child is having fun through pretend and creative play.
Some key components of fitness are:
â€¢ Balance - work on the ability to stand on one leg, sit on a bike without stabilisers, stand on tip-toes, this, in turn, will work the proprioceptive muscles and help to develop agility.â€¢ Stamina - building stamina with basic athletic training will ensure children are able to move around with ease for long periods of time without tiring.â€¢ Strength - As a baby learns to walk they will begin doing basic strength training on their legs ensuring their muscles are strong enough to carry them around.â€¢ Flexibility - Children are born naturally flexible it is advantageous to their future fitness to keep their bodies supple, with a wide range of motion.
We have a fantastic range of ride on toys from scooters to balance bikes and different ride on vehicles. Parents and children alike will love these beautiful wooden sets of wheels,. They provide a completely different level of pretend play for children to engage in and enjoy. kids vehicles don't have to be battery powered to provide hours of fun, and these gorgeous wooden toys are perfect examples. The Pintoy ride on car in red or silver will help kids develop direction control as they scoot around on the swivel wheels. Whereas the wonderfully bright array of scooters, balance bikes and tricycles that we stock help children develop the skills required for riding a bicycle. The fantastically versatile Wishbone three in one adjustable bike grows with your child. It begins on three wheels as a trike, then converts into a two-wheel bike. As parents ourselves we can guarantee you will love watching your children race around your house and garden at speed.
A Wobbel board is crafted from strong beechwood and promises to improve poise, fitness and sense of balance through movement and pretend play, predominantly indoors. The wobbel board is based on the traditional Waldorf arch board though is a stronger version and comes in many sizes and colours. Decorated with non-toxic water-based paints and with the option of a natural wool felt base, which provides a non-slip surface, whilst protecting your floors. The largest Wobbel boards have an upper weight limit of 200Kg. Loved by kids of all ages the different ways to play with these fantastic wobble boards are limitless. Challenge your child's imagination as they discover new abilities each time they use their wooden wobble board. You'll be astounded as they become circus performers performing all sorts of different balance exercises, use it on a sofa or chair as a slide, a bridge for children or toys to go over or under, or a base for balancing toy wooden building block creations on.
Using the Wobbel 360 balance disc children can spin on the pivot point in different directions, sitting and standing in all manner of different positions. This will help to develop core strength, agility, posture and range of motion.
The Plan Toys wobble board comes with an optional rope attached through it, this can be used to help with balancing, as a skipping rope or to pull each other along using the board as a sledge.
Physical therapy regularly uses a rocker board or balance disc to perform balancing board exercises in order to carry out strength training. This can improve core muscles, leg muscles and proprioceptive skills. A rocker board is great for rehabilitation of knee injuries, and ankle sprains which in turn will improve balance. Performing balance board exercises on a wooden balance board such as these is also a great way to treat vestibular disorders. Vestibular therapy is a specific form of physical therapy to improve balance and reduce dizziness. By completing balance exercises that involve engaging core muscles and transferring weight to a different center of gravity on a rocker board or pivoting on a balance disc, muscle memory and strength is greatly improved.