Can roller skating benifit my child?
Absolutely! Teach your child the benefits of exercise with roller skating. Roller skating is not only a healthy activity, it helps kids develop motor and listening skills. Roller skating is also a great opportunity for social interaction between children.
Everywhere from The Presidential Active LIfestyle Award (PALA) to the Roller Skating Association International, you will find challenges, tips and a very long list of benefits from kids being active and staying that way for a healthier lifestyle. Roller skating is just an awesome way to do that!
A Great Girls Roller Skate
Chicago CRS 100
This roller skate pictured above is the Chicago CRS 100. This skate is rated a 4.6 out of 5 on Buzzillion’s website. It is also a Buzzillion Reviewers’ Choice Finalist for 2011. Why is this skate so great? Some of the key points that are brought up about this skate are the ankle support, the overall comfort and the fact that it is light weight.
The Chicago CRS 100 Girls skate is available in sizes Y12-5.0 and is priced as low as $29.95. This is an outdoor skate and is tailored for comfort, as it has a padded tongue with an additional ankle power strap on top of the lacing for that added ankle support.
A Great Boys Roller Skate
Chicago 105 Boys Skate
The skate that is pictured above is the Chicago 105 roller skate. This is also rated very high on the Buzzillion review site ranking a 4.6 out of 5. A few of the highlights of this skate include the fact that it is very durable, has great ankle support and is very comfortable.
The Chicago 105 Boys skate is available in sizes Y12-5.0 and is priced as low as $29.95. This is another outdoor skate crafted with comfort and durability in mind. You will find the same padded tongue with the ankle power strap on top of the lacing for additional ankle support.
The Skating Adventure Recipe
Serves: The Whole Family
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: As long as their little glegs can carry them
Find a properly fitted helmet, skate and pad set for your child to wear while roller skating outside. Hitting their head or scraping up a knee is a sure fire way to ruin their experience and possibly make them not want to roller skate until they are much older.
Go over the key skating fundamentals like stopping, for example, and be sure to keep it fun. If it feels like too much work for a kid, why would they want to keep doing it for fun? Whether it is in your basement, driveway or around the block, if your child is well prepared, they will be certain to have a great time! Who knows, maybe you might catch the skating bug and take a stroll around the block with your tyke for some bonding time.