Springfree™ Trampoline

Promoted Skills

Product Description

This uniquely designed trampoline provides several features that lessen the risk of injury. The frame is below the jumping surface so there are no hard surfaces for a jumper to come in contact with. It has no springs, but rather fiberglass rods that flex with each jump. The rods are found below the jumping surface and supporting the net enclosure. The net enclosure is made from FlexiNet, which flexes with movement and absorbs an impact. 

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Jumping can help affect proprioception (the sense of one’s body in relation to itself, muscles and joints).
  • Jumping can help affect vestibular action (the sense of one’s body in space).
  • Incorporate body awareness and imitation skills by holding up a picture of how a child should jump – sit, stand, knees, etc. The pictures can help children who have hearing impairments access and enjoy the activity.

Play Ideas

  • Use the trampoline as a reward or motivation for completing a task. Or have children bank up jump time by reading or doing chores.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Walk a child around the outside of the trampoline and then again on the inside perimeter of the trampoline so she/he can get a feel for the size and parameters of their jumping space.
  • Continuously use verbal communication and sounds to help a child with visual impairments know where others are in the trampoline.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Muscle strength can be positively impacted when children jump on the trampoline.
  • Jumping on the Trampoline can help improve coordination and balance.
  • Balance and balance reactions can be practiced and further developed when an adult disturbs the balance by pressing on the surface of the trampoline, encouraging and stimulating a reaction from the child.

Play Ideas

  • Use the trampoline as a reward or motivation for completing a task. Or have children bank up jump time by reading or doing chores.
  • Encourage a child to alter, and thus control, the strength used to jump – jump softly, jump hard, jump high, jump fast, jump slow.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Motor processing – being able to integrate movement and sensory input – can be encouraged through jumping in the trampoline.
  • Proprioceptive input is enhanced as children feel the pressure on their joints when jumping on the trampoline. 
  • Confidence in movement can be increased as children are able to bounce. 

Play Ideas

  • Use the trampoline as a reward or motivation for completing a task. Or have children bank up jump time by reading or doing chores.
  • Have children bounce on their bottom or knees to encourage further proprioceptive input. 
  • Have children use a timer during play to show off their best jump "moves" like in gymnastics. 

 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$1299.00-$2199.00
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
One Level
Storability:
None
Washability:
Surface Wipe

Play Guides

Jump & Learn: Begin by Bouncing & Kid Fit: 

AblePlay Rating

Springfree™ Trampoline

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 4
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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