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Sydney Winter School Holiday Activities

Winter ... cold, rainy and gloomy. You may think there’s nothing for kids to do (other than drive you a little bit crazy inside the house). Well, it turns out there are plenty of really cool activities for kids to do across Sydney throughout winter. And they include everything from adventure-packed days out to more relaxing ideas where the adults can take a break too. (more…)

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Top 15 Health Benefits from Jumping

Technology seems to be the most popular activity for kids these days. They are continuously hooked up to the computer, tablet games, TV consoles, and even smartphones. The thing is, none of these actions involve being outside, breathing fresh air, improving balance, or getting the heart rate going. (more…)

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Workout Playlists for All Ages


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Why You Should Choose an In-Ground Trampoline for Your Child


    Parents like to install garden-based play facilities for their children to encourage them to get outside, do some exercise, and have some fun away from the computer screen. These facilities range from swimming pools, paddle pools, playhouses, swing sets, sand pits, basketball nets, and more. After swimming pools, a trampoline is one of the most popular playthings that children enjoy. After all, what kid doesn’t like to jump and bounce? However, the traditional above-ground trampoline has restrictions, particularly for younger kids like toddlers. They have to climb a ladder and, once they reach the trampoline mat, there is fear of falling down. These concerns are valid when you have very young children, because the above-ground trampoline mat is well above ground level. (more…)

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Trampoline Injuries: How to Avoid Them


The trampoline is something that continues to excite children generations after it was first invented, and many of us can still remember the first time we had our first jump. But for such a fun activity and common backyard device, there’s actually a very serious side to the trampoline. Injuries from trampoline accidents are not only common, but they can also be extremely serious. The Consumer Product Safety Review in the United States reported 110,000 trampoline related injuries in 2006. In more recent years, there is suggested evidence of these numbers falling slightly but this has been attributed to a decrease in trampoline sales (perhaps due mostly to the age of the video game!). Of these injuries, 92% occurred in people between the age of 4 and 24. (more…)

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10 Aussie Gymnasts to Watch


Australia has a history of producing some of the finest athletes in the world, not least of all, gymnasts. In fact, it took England 16 years until they were finally able to beat the Australian gymnast team in the Commonwealth Games this year. Here, we’ve created a list of some of Australia’s biggest and brightest gymnastic stars. (more…)

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