Fun Is the Name of the Game
Kids are naturally curious and attracted to activities like skateboarding. When practiced safely and correctly, skateboarding can be the perfect vehicle to help kids develop and build on the essential physical and mental skills needed for success throughout their entire lives. As well as the physical and mental skills, skateboarding programs can also help create opportunities for developing self-confidence as they provide teachable moments for positive interactions with others.
Of the many different influences a child will be exposed to, skateboarding proves to have some very unique qualities. Skateboarding is intrinsically satisfying. Children naturally gravitate to an activity that involves the freedom of rolling, turning, jumping and the different types of movements incorporated into the skateboarding experience. The different heights, speeds, and technical movements involved in the act of skateboarding provide a natural environment where a child can learn to solve problems, build self esteem, and overcome fears. Because skateboarding is so attractive to developing children, and it is most commonly an activity that they have chosen on their own, lessons learned may be more effectively retained. Educators understand that a child’s success in school is heavily influenced by the early childhood experiences that help form and mold a child’s self-concept.
A developing child needs to have positively reinforcing experiences that illustrate to them how they can solve problems, attain goals, and have control over the direction their life will take. A young person who has experienced the success of reaching set goals, has developed a strong sense of confidence and self-esteem, and can also relate and interact positively with others, is going to approach future challenges and obstacles in life with increased chances for success. When channeled properly the act of skateboarding can literally be the medium to enhance a student’s adaptations to almost any challenge or experience they may come across in life. Our lesson programs cater to all skill levels and are tailored to each individual. The extensive, hands-on instruction helps children learn quickly and safely.