Bridges are an important part of physical development, but it’s important to understand why kids should not do bridges until the age of 5. Bridges involve a complex combination of coordination, strength, and balance in order to successfully complete the move. When children are younger than 5, their bodies are still developing and their muscles are not as strong as they will be when they are older. If a child attempts a bridge before their muscles are strong enough, they may put themselves at risk of injury. Bridges involve a lot of weight being placed on the neck and shoulders and if the muscles are not strong enough, the child could injure themselves.
Bridges also require a high level of coordination and balance, both of which can take time to develop. If a child attempts a bridge before they are ready, they could put too much strain on their body and put themselves at risk of injury.
In addition, children under the age of 5 may not have the mental and emotional capacity to understand the risks associated with doing bridges. They may not be able to understand how to properly complete the move or the risks associate with doing it incorrectly. It’s important to understand that bridges can be beneficial for children over the age of 5. Bridges can help children develop strength and coordination, as well as improve their balance. They can also help children become more aware of their bodies and their physical capabilities.
However, it’s important to remember that children should not do bridges until they are at least 5 years old. Before that age, their bodies are still developing and they may not have the necessary coordination and strength to complete the move safely. Additionally, they may not understand the risks associated with attempting a bridge before they are ready. By waiting until children are 5 years old to attempt a bridge, parents can ensure their child is strong and coordinated enough to safely complete the move. They can also ensure their child understands the risks associated with attempting a bridge before they are ready. A table top bridge (pictured above) is a safe alternative to a traditional bridge until the child reaches 5 years old.