Climbing offers physical, mental and social benefits for children and young people. If you are thinking of taking your child climbing, there are many reasons why this is one of the best sports you can choose.
From increasing strength, endurance and flexibility to building confident and self esteem, climbing can benefit your child in many ways.
Here are our top 5 benefits
Climbing is a total body workout as the motion of climbing works every part of the body. Climbing will strengthen a child's arm, leg and core, developing strong supple muscles.
In order to successfully complete their climb, children have to look, plan and coordinate their hands and feet to a chosen spot.
These enhanced coordination skills developed through climbing can be transferred to many aspects of life and learning. In the simplest terms knowing colours, shapes and left/right.
Climbing offers children a chance to go outside their comfort zone and by overcoming any fear, step by step on the climbing wall, this can significantly boost their self esteem.
Building belief in themselves can improve a child's confidence in their own ability to handle other problems in life.
There is always more than one way to conquer a mountain. This is the same with our climbing walls. Children need to plan and decide the next moves at every stage.
Over time a child will be able to problem solve and visualise a route on the wall prior to starting.
A fast paced life and constant pressures to achieve can be a lot of stress on little shoulders.
Rock climbing requires children to be fully focussed and concentrate on the immediate task.
This mindfulness, by living in the present moment, can re energise children and they can leave being able to face their situations with a clear head.
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Climbing is not only a thrilling and adventurous activity, but it also offers numerous benefits for children. Whether it's scaling rock walls or navigating indoor climbing structures, kids climbing is an excellent way for children to build confidence and develop essential physical skills. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why kids climbing is a fantastic activity for young ones.
A parent of two fantastic NICAS students explains why climbing is their new found sport, what NICAS entails, and the range of benefits it provides for her children.