Just before the New Year, my friend and I talked about children’s gifts. They thought that they would give this to their beloved, so that they would like it, and not just another toy.
To my surprise, a friend reported that she plans to donate skates to her daughter. The idea, of course, is good, if you do not take into account that a child was two years old a couple of months ago.
Dangers on ice
Just want to say that, despite the tender age, the girl at my girlfriend is very developed. She speaks well, well coordinated in space. But, like any two-year-old, periodically falls literally out of the blue.
So, while Vera excitedly told me about how well she skates herself, and how she wants to quickly put on skates Ksyusha, and that the 24th size is for sale, I saw, I thought about how many bruises and cones get poor child in favor of my mother’s eccentricities.
Even if we assume that the skating rink will be empty, and that Vera and Ksyusha will be able to quietly ride alone, the chance to fall on the ice of a child is very great.
If we add here a few dozens or even hundreds of people who are rolling around, among whom are reckless adolescents, but you can imagine how the girl’s acquaintance will begin with a wonderful sport – figure skating.
By the way, figure skating coaches believe that you can start skating from the age of four. Provided that the process gives the child pleasure.
As it turned out after the New Year holidays, my spouse understood my girlfriend. He vetoed the purchase of skates for at least one year, which earned me the deepest respect.
And maybe worth it?
But, like in any situation, I want to look at this from two sides: who knows, maybe I am wrong, and starting to skate at the age of two, the child will get a huge head start in front of his peers? How do you think?
After all, the one-year-old Ava Marie rides on a snowboard and looks very pleased!
Perhaps children who are not burdened by the fear of falling and who do not know what injury is are able to learn and master even the most extreme sports? I am very interested in your opinion, dear readers Alimero.