ball for a young child - is, first of all, a positive charge and the joy of the game.Big or small, bright, colorful, ears or rubber "needles" - it is an essential part of children's entertainment.But apart from the delight of using a ball and a variety of games with the sports equipment, ball - and even a necessary attribute for the prevention of many diseases and to the development of the child's body.What are children's balls, and how to choose the right?
What are children's balls, and what are they used?
- Gymnastic balls (fitball)
This option is useful toy for outdoor activities at any age.Fitball is a huge inflatable ball made of durable high quality material.Maximum load - 150 kg, diameter - about 55-75 cm. The benefits of feetball: gentle load, maintaining flexibility, prevention of diseases of the spine, physical and intellectual development of the child, the training of the vestibular apparatus, sense of balance and so forth. Fitbol will come in handy at any age -for newborn crumbs, adolescents, adults and the elderly.Invented in Switzerland miracle ball has been used successfully for children with cerebral palsy, for rehabilitation after injuries, aerobics, strengthening ligaments of the spine and unloading.
feetball Benefits for the baby's health is priceless:
- Development vestibular by swinging on the ball (even in the first year of life).
- Passive "swimming» for visual, vestibular, kinesthetic impulses (almost like in my mother's tummy).
- Relaxation psychological , emotional discharge, positive emotions.
- relaxation of the abdominal muscles .And, accordingly, improve digestion, reduce the frequency of colic, improve breathing.
- Analgesic effect and stimulate the liver and kidneys and other important organs due to vibration.
- Strengthening and development of all muscle groups , due to complexity (with age) gymnastic exercises.
- spine Strengthening and improving the functioning of the nervous system.
- health benefits at hyper- and hypotonia , orthopedic pathologies, etc..
very first lessons with gymnastic ball, parents can carry out from the moment as the baby turns 2 weeks - passed when home adaptation is adjusted modeand umbilical wound healed.Of course, immediately after the feeding sessions with the ball is not recommended - you should wait 40-60 minutes.
- Game balls
Their diversity is indescribable - you can pick up the ball game, in accordance with the wishes, age and growth of the baby.This may be a tiny monochrome ball, ball medium size stuffed toy or large, with the image of the beloved cartoon characters.Game Balls - is to get pleasure from the game, leisure, and the first steps in the sport.Age range: infant to play football pipsqueak, of course, will not, but, starting from 3-4 months, small balls will be useful for the development of motor skills and coordination.
- Sports balls
Sports for kids begin between 3 to 7 years.Therefore, special balls (football, gymnastics and other sports) are purchased by the need arose.
ideal sports equipment for mobile crumbs.Confuse them with fitball not need, even though they are similar in purpose.Unlike the latter, the Springboks have tails, horns or pens, for which the toddler is kept during exercise.Use the ball can gymnasium / therapeutic sessions or just for merriment.Age range: 2-3 years - about 27-30 cm, with 5-6 years - 45-50 cm, for larger children and adults - 60 cm. Maximum load - 45-50 kg and more.
- Massage balls
This equipment is intended for medical and gymnastics.And just for games, of course.Spot Massage effect is ensured by the needle surface ("bumps" of rubber on the surface of the ball), which helps to improve blood circulation, common development, strengthen the back muscles, develop coordination of movement and so on. The massage balls come in different diameters, size of the "pimple" and stiffness -by ball 7 cm for the development of fine motor skills (3-4 months) to large balls 75 cm in diameter.
- ball dry pool
Use these balls have proven time - inflatable pools with rubber (plastic foam) balls have many young parents.Swimming pool filled with colorful balls instead of water to the brim, and the baby gets a powerful "reservoir" of joy right into your room.With regard to health, diving in such balls - a calm nervous system, body massage, muscle strengthening and endless delight.Age limits: for tots from 3 years.
choosing the ball for the child, remember the main thing:
- ball must bounce - no excessive resistance or falling through the inside.
- Pinch ball - many small folds should not be (a sign of poor quality).When re-inflated ball quality always restores shape - no cracks, wrinkles, folds.
- Antirazryvnaya System (icon - ABS) allows the ball to break to deflate, not to burst under the child.
- have a quality ball no visible seams , burrs and odor.
- nipple must be soldered inside the ball.
- material good baby ball - hypoallergenic , eco-friendly, without harmful impurities and antistatic.
- good ball - warm to the touch , not slippery, not sticky and does not leave traces of paint on the hands.
- and the banks of the nervous system of the baby and his vision - bypass party too rosy or toxic colored balls .