Rollerblading require balance and strength as well as some judgment and the desire to avoid obstacles. Some small children don't have these skills yet although the minimum age to learn skating can be as young as 4 years of age.
Some things to consider before skating is to consider your child's:
- ability to balance
- physical strength and stamina
- as well as hand and eye coordination
These are some pointers which can be corrected of the help of taking up skating classes which will teach these young ones how to skate effectively. Additionally, skating is also a family sport which can help go a long way in family bonding. Skating is also one activity that can develop balance, coordination, strength, and boost confidence in children of all ages.
When skating, safety is also very important. Helmets, safety pads and a good pair of skates can help elevate one's skating experience. Helmets must fit properly and always fasten chin straps snugly under your chin so the helmet doesn't move around.
In addition to wearing a helmet, you'll want to wear knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards every time you skate. Knee and elbow pads should have a cushioned interior with a hard plastic shell to protect against scrapes.
Click HERE on how to measure to see what sizes fits you and your kids for a smooth ride.
Additionally skate camps are coming up as well, for a crash course on how to skate.
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