Yesterday I visited my youngest pantomime at school when I left I slipped out the gates past the bike store. Amazingly there wasn’t a single bike in it but it was full. With scooters! From the micro style my boys have to larger one for the bigger kids. I commented on it to a teacher who was with me at the time who smiled and pointed out there were great for all the different kids. From learning balance and motor skills with the youngest to the oldest in the school flipping them and racing them and their tricks….
Tricks? That’s right after school she showed me the tricks that the bigger kids did round the bank. We used to have a skateboard rank when I was a kid near the local school but these kids just had a large playground to play on and were doing some amazing combinations! I have to say our head mistress is pretty strict and if they take part they have to wear helmets so if you’re planning on teaching your littles ones some of these tricks – pop that helmet on first!
They had a radio and where coming up to the some fabulous combinations to the music and it was really amazing. It looked a million times more difficult than skating and flips but they assured me they were incredibly easy to learn and pick up. They recommend I looked up the Wiki page for the easy scooter tricks and took it from there. I have to say I was always slightly dubious of them (no brakes!) buy I’m rather tempted to try secretly in our garden while the kids are at school! How about you? Does your school encourage them and their tricks?