Inline skating is one of the most popular activities among kids today. But before you gasp in horror at the thought of your child falling onto hard concrete, you should know that there are safety measures you can take to keep your child safe while he goes zipping around on skates.
Kids who have well-developed motor skills can start inline skating at as young as 4 or 5 years. If your child seems interested in inline skating, you should first take him for a lesson with a professional. Of course, make sure your child is wearing all the proper gear when he goes to his first lesson. These include a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards. His skates should also have brakes.
Here are some of the benefits that your child will get from inline skating:
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Muscle strength
- Feeling of freedom