Climbing for kids

It is safe to say that children today are born with a smartphone in their hands. Even if we don’t like it, this is the reality we live in. But children are children, and no matter how far digitalization goes, just as before, they have to play more in the physical world than in the virtual. 

 According to studies by the World Health Organization, for children to be healthy, they must practice some kind of sport for at least 30 minutes at least twice a day. Moreover, physical activity can have a positive effect not only on the physical but also on the psychological, personal and social development of the child. It is clear that these areas of development are interconnected, but an important question is which sports provide them at the same time. Climbing is one of them and Walltopia knows the benefits of it better than anyone else in the world. Therefore one of the company’s missions is to promote the climbing sport among young children.

Physical benefits of climbing

Climbing is a challenge that strengthens every part of the body. Like any sport, climbing increases the flow of oxygen in the blood, but stretching the arms up to reach the grip increases the heart rate and blood pressure, and the way the legs are used makes leg muscles stronger.

  • Makes bones, muscles, and joints stronger;
  • Provides cardiovascular exercise for the heart and lungs;
  • Improves balance, coordination, and flexibility, which can reduce falls and potential injuries in the future;
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight.

Psychological benefits of climbing

Children’s cognitive development goes hand in hand with their motor skills, so an essential element of brain development is exercise. All of these skills are among those most often described as critical to children’s success and development in the world we live in.

  • Improved learning skills and memory;
  • Improved focus, and attention;
  • Better problem-solving skills;
  • Lower risk of anxiety and depression.

The benefits of climbing for the social development of children

In addition to regular exercise, children need opportunities to build self-confidence, which is necessary for self-expression and positive social interactions. Climbing not only builds muscles but also helps children develop the social skills needed for a happy life.

  • Set and achieve their goals;
  • Overcome fears; 
  • Trust and teamwork; 
  • Building confidence and leadership skills.

We all want to prepare our children for a happy and successful life, but more than ever, parents face unprecedented challenges to help their children overcome addiction to smart devices and ensure that they get enough fresh air and exercise.

For 22 years now, Walltopia has been designing and manufacturing its climbing walls for training and recreation, which invites children to climb in a safe and fun environment and thus contribute to their preparation for life.

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