What size exercise ball for child?

Choosing a large bouncing exercise ball is definitely a great way to work your abs and improve your balance. But exercise balls, especially bright, cute, and fluffy ones, work just as well for kids, and in some cases even better than adults.

Discover how more and more regular activity can lead to better stillness, enhanced health and better focus while using a yoga ball.

Benefits of an exercise ball for children

Regular use of an exercise ball can increase overall muscle tone. Because kids are so focused on having a good time with it, they barely realize the effect the exercise ball has on developing muscles. However, the benefits a child can gain through additional low-impact exercise, such as healthy posture, cardiovascular fitness, balance, core stability, and agility, all occur naturally while playing with kids yoga ball exercises.

Just as you maintain your balance, the core muscles are constantly at work—strengthening those deep abdominal and back muscles that support the spine and drive the arms, legs, and torso—all of which are important for day-to-day function.

How to choose a exercise ball suitable for children

It is very important to find the right size exercise ball for your child to get the best results.

Start by having your child sit comfortably and safely on the yoga ball—make sure her feet are flat on the floor and her knees should be at a 90-degree angle.

Kids exercise balls range in size from 45cm to 65cm. Children have smaller ball circumference measurements, so aim for 45cm for ages 5-8.

How to make the exercise ball work

  • Focus on poses that include yoga balls to diversify your child's yoga sessions.
  • Always use the correct size ball.
  • Teach young people carefully and guide them in their proper use to reduce the risk of accidents.
  • Before your child enters each position, allow them time to stabilize.
  • Walk slowly and maintain at least one safe point of contact with the ball to avoid falling or slipping backwards.

We recommend using the fluffy version of the Children's exercise ball to eliminate the possibility of slipping problems. Plus, the bright colors and fun characters on these perfect sensory balls help keep kids' attention. To learn more, visit Tridee exercise ball today.