Punching Bags For Kids _ The Benefits Some people may wonder about parents buying their children punching bags, but upon looking at it more closely, who, more than children, could benefit from a way to burn off excess energy? Children always have a lot of energy and, at times, it can become quite a challenge for the adults caring for them to stay in pace with them. This is why children can be encouraged to play with the punching bags in combination with their other toys to use up some of that energy. They will be kept busy and happy, and the adults can rest while supervising. Companies have manufactured bags for children that are smaller and lighter weight. These are easily attached to a hanging chain or rope from the ceiling, or affixed to a stand heavy enough that it will not fall over when punched or kicked. Supervision should always be provided for children who are playing with their punching bags. There is no danger of them getting hurt in this way. Generally, older children are encouraged more to use a punching bag because they are old enough to be instructed by an adult in the correct way to punch and kick. If you have toddlers who can benefit from playing with punching bags, you may do better to purchase the inflatable kind that look like cartoon characters. These are made by the same companies that manufacture bags that older children and adults choose, but these are designed for lighter punches and kicks. They are weighted so that they can be kicked back and then bounce back up from the floor. These do not need to be attached to anything and are quite safe to put in the play room. Whatever age your child is, punching bags can be a part of their daily play. The kicking and punching will use up excess energy, enable your child to become physically stronger, and even supply an outlet for those tantrums that come around. Those “terrible twos” can become much more bearable with a tot sized punching bag on hand.
Dave Toub is a strong believer in quality punching bags. Please check out one of my favorite punching bags and see the Punching Bags Pro homepage if you are interested in other gear as well.