Like most other summers, we’ve spent a decent amount of time at the skate park. The boys love it there. They watch the bigger kids do amazing moves and they try and try and try to do the same.
However, apart from the exercise aspect of it there is also the educational value of skateboarding. What’s that? You didn’t know that skateboarding broadened your children’s minds? Oh yes!
My boys, along with ollies and kick flips, have learned many MANY new words at the skate park. Some of these from children just a few years their senior and many of them yet to even be found in a dictionary!!
Unlike there school work where I tell them to practice what they’ve learned, discuss it with us to help remember, review the spelling of new words randomly to help them stick in your mind this is completely different. Instead we tell them that this new vocabulary is not to be used, try to put it out of your mind, don’t review it or practice the spelling at all! (especially with spray paint on public buildings!)
Alas, they are becoming quite the little skaters.