It’s important to introduce your child to ways of staying active while having fun. One of the best ways to do that is to teach them how to roller skate. It helps your child improve their vestibular system and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. It’s also a great way to make your child more social and introduce them to new friends. Give your child Skate Lessons to begin this journey of health and friendship. Search “roller skating Orlando” and contact Let’s Skate Orlando for the best places to teach your child how to skate.
How to Start
It’s always best to ensure you and your child are both prepared for the task at hand. This will allow you to keep peace of mind knowing your child is as safe as possible and will make sure they are able to have as much fun as possible. The first thing to make sure of is that your child’s skate fit their feet. Don’t look for skates they will “grow into.” Getting skates that are too big is a surefire way of taking control away from your child. With skates that are too large, the rollers won’t be in the proper position, and your child will have a much harder time learning how to skate and a much easier time falling over. Speaking of falling, it’s a guarantee when learning how to skate. Because of this, your next concern should be protective equipment. Look for knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads, and especially a helmet. Whether you’re teaching them inside a skating rink, or outside in a skate park, they’ll be falling on either hardwood or harder concrete. Make sure their joints and head are protected. The last thing to make sure of before beginning is that your child is mentally prepared
Steps for Skate Lessons
Begin with posture: toes apart, heels together, knees slightly bent, entire body tilted forward. This will give your child the best balance to keep the falling to a minimum. First, have your child attempt to skate in a straight line directly toward you. This will give them a basic understanding of how the mechanics work. Follow that up with drawing circles on the asphalt, or using a section of a roller rink and have your child skate around the circle. This will show them how to turn. Then, teach them to do a slalom by keeping their feet parallel to each other and pushing off with their heels, going side to side and forward. Finish it up with a figure eight, It’s similar to the second exercise, but this with require your child to cross their legs.
Reach out to Let’s Skate Orlando for the best place for Skate Lessons for your child. You can also search “roller skating Orlando” to find places to teach your own lessons if your child is shy. Take the chance to improve your child’s health and the chance to let your child fun while making new friends. You can even learn alongside them if you never learned yourself. Contact us or visit us today!