According to brain researcher Bernadette Tynan, trampolines are so good for the brain, “even NASA astronauts use it to boost their brain power.”
Trampolines improve your meta-cognative ability – your ability to “think about thinking.”
That’s because on a trampoline, you never land the same way twice. So your brain has to constantly work at keeping you upright. Thinking about staying in the middle of the trampoline or staying in synch with another bouncer, ” gives the brain extra focus,” says Tynan.
Regular sessions with a trampoline will help your child’s brain’s ability to focus, she says.
Tynan, of course, is the brains behind the wonderful TVO series, Make Your Child Brilliant. (I’m a huge fan.)
However, at this point, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that Safe Kids Canada advises against backyard trampolines. More than 500 kids are injured by backyard trampolines in Canada every year.
So – a really brilliant idea? Go to a trampoline club like the Just Bounce Trampoline Club in Toronto, where your kid can get brainier and be safe all at the same time. Now that’s brilliant!