Regular readers will know that Adam is a physical boy. From the moment he started walking at 9 months old Adam has not stopped. He can usually be found running, jumping or climbing wherever he is. We said goodbye to Adam’s pushchair when he was 2 years old. He now gets around either by motorbike, bicycle or scooter. As a result Adam has great gross motor skills but we are always on the lookout for developing them further.
When we heard Halfords could teach Adam some cool new tricks on his scooter we jumped at the chance. They have created an easy to follow guide for kids and teenagers on how to attempt three tricks.
What a great way of enhancing gross motor play with scooters. Despite being poorly this week Adam has been attempting the Hippy Jump. It took several attempts of me demonstrating how to do it but I think that was because he found it hilarious that I was playing on his scooter. Luckily we were in the comfort of our own living room so no one else witnessed my tricks! I think I need a bit more practise before moving on to the Bunny Hop. Adam, on the other hand, picked it up straight away.
I like how Halfords have clearly marked which scooter is recommended for each trick. I found it a minefield when choosing Adam’s first scooter. There seemed so many to chose from and in hindsight I bought him one that is too heavy. We shall certainly be looking for an aluminium one soon.
Whilst testing out the tricks in our living room I realised that Adam does not own any protective gear for attempting tricks on his scooter. He owns a cycle helmet but we shall be investing in some knee and elbow pads in the not too distant future!
Has your little one attempted any tricks on their scooter? If so, how did they get on?
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