Every kid dreads the first day of school because that means summer is coming to an end. Homework and extracurricular activities have come to take over. So what better to motivate them to get their work done early and still have time for play than a back to school present?
With new technologies coming out every day, kids are enjoying playing outside less and less. It is important parents are encouraging them to get outdoors whenever possible to promote a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the best gift ideas to get your children off the computer and out to take a breath of fresh air.
If you live near the water, this is a great gift for youngsters to try out. It is just an easier version of surfing!
A skimboard is a smaller curved version of a surfboard that is used to ride the waves or sand closer to the shore. There are two different kinds of boards, each for a separate kind of riding. A lightweight foam material is used for the type of board needed for water skimming. For sliding along the sand, a heavier wooden board is preferred.
There are many people who see this as a safe alternative for beginners. Staying out of deep water and crashing waves will reduce the risk of getting caught near dangerous water conditions or wild animals. Other than maybe some sore spots, this is a safe and entertaining present for all ages!
Whether you live near a river or use it as an excuse to go on a day trip, a great gift idea is a kayak. Inflatable kayaks are a portable and exciting way to see some of the natural beauties the earth has to offer.
They range in size from one person up to three making it possible for you to share the experience with friends and family or to improve individual skill. Depending on your skill level, kayaks can be used in tougher conditions for a workout or in calmer waters for leisure. The possibilities for happiness are endless with this adrenaline pumping gift.
One of the milestones every child should overcome is learning how to ride a bike. It is a perfect way for a parent to bond with their little one and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
Once the whole family has gotten the hang of it, it can be one of the best ways to stay active and spend quality time together. Not only with family but friends as well. Long days of riding around the neighborhood will allow your child an opportunity for memories to cherish forever.
One of the longest lasting trends for kids is skateboarding. Manufacturers are constantly changing up the configuration of a simple skateboard, allowing young skaters to have multiple choices between boards.
A classic skateboard and a longboard are steadily the most common options for skateboarding. The classic shape has rounded edges, mainly making it easier to perform tricks on. The elongated and more flexible longboard is primarily for cruising and traveling.
The number one gift, and one that will forever be appreciated is a scooter. Scooters are a highlight of every child’s life. The ability for truly all ages to master riding one and enjoy it shows the activity’s true colors. If you show them the possibilities, kids will love it!
No matter if you have a toddler or a teen, this multi-use mode of getting around can be a toy for the driveway or their ride to school! With options in both electric or man-powered, it can offer exercise or transportation, proving it to be a valuable present.
With all these highly active gift ideas, it is always important to make sure your child is safe. Maintaining the proper equipment can ensure injuries are avoided and the maximum amount of enjoyment is achieved.