Once the temperature rises, the beach is always one of the best places to go. Adults want it but kids love it more. Even if you just put an inflated pool in your backyard, kids would love to play the water and don’t mind getting wet. So take advantage of this stage. It is the perfect time for your children to learn water sports.
Your child can learn swimming as early as 1 year old so when they hit 5 or 6, it is the best time for them to improve their swimming skills. You can teach them a lot of techniques but you can also enroll them in swimming schools.
Once your child reaches the age of 8 and/or if they are no longer scared to swim, you can introduce them to kayaking. Just always remember to have your child wear a life jacket, although you can also join them as Kayaking is also a good water activity for the family. Kayaking would make your kids get physical but at the same time, this is very relaxing.
Children who are 10 years or older would usually want a much challenging activity. You can have them enjoy windsurfing. It will teach your kid to control and balance since Windsurfing requires the right balance on the board and sailing on the sea using the wind.
Kitesurfing is not only enjoyed by kids but adults too. But this is recommended for kids around 10-13 years old. This is because Kitesurfing is one of the most difficult water sports. It is done by standing on a plank while holding a kite and it should pull you forward through the sea.
Diving is one of the best watersports but it is not recommended for younger kids. Once your kid hits 14 years old, they can learn diving, although it should be done in a pool first since this requires proper breathing and all the other techniques. Once they are ready, they can dive the real underwater world!