Jack’s Acrobatics* by Rika Teaymans and Laura Van Bouchout, is a sweetly illustrated book encouraging families to get active with their kids using child centric acrobatics exercises.
The book centres around a little boy Jack who wants to put on an acrobatic show with a little help from his family and throughout the book he has fun doing practice games and acrobatic exercises with various members of his family.
Each exercise (there are 24 different ones) has a delightful illustration, a little story and step by step instructions all cleverly put together to entice your child to push their physical boundaries with members of the family.
The exercises cover more than just physical strength and flexibility … they also tap into determination, fear conquering, trust and team work. All of which will help your child’s development.
There are 3 main activity sections …
- Somersaults (ball shapes) … I just love the snowballs!
- Pyramids (strength and support fun) … can you be a lookout??
- Free flow (relaxing upper body and limbs) … a lot harder than you think!
and each section has practice games that help children progress to towards the acrobatic exercises.
Little symbols help you understand at a glance what each exercise works on and there’s a nice little section at the end that explains the theory behind the moves.
It’s a brilliant idea and a great guide to help parents and grandparents have some fun physical activity with their child(ren) rather than being on the side lines. Not only can you read it with your child but the nature of the book means that children will love picking it up and flicking though it themselves. It’s perfect for super active, under active kids, infact any type of active kid, as they control the activities and pace you go at.
And don’t be fooled into thinking the exercises are easy either. Many of the exercises will require dedication and practice from adults as well, especially with older kids! But it’s great fun and my girls loved having a go with both Mr Dad, myself and each other. It’s a great way to get fit and work on core strength together.
This is child led exercise at it’s best.
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*I was sent this book free of charge to review but all the text and photo’s are mine.