Mondays with Mary: How do I know what Terrain is best for my Child
How do I know what terrain is bes for my child?
If you child has been in one of our Signature Lessons you will receive a "Skills card" at the end of each day. If they participate more than one day, we will add to that card, and on the back of it, we will tell you what level your child is ready for upon return.
I would suggest that you speak with your child's instructor at days end if possible, unless you send someone else to pick them up you may do so. Ask the instructor where/what runs they would suggest, and why. When teaching children we will challenge with tasks/skills, not terrain. We look to see that participants can manage their skills, appropriate for the terrain, well balanced and consistently before we increase that terrain and skill level.
One of the worst mistakes that can be made is to push up the terrain, and negate the progress that was made during the lesson day. Children and parents sometimes want to increase the terrain, "do a Black Diamond", long before they are ready. Sharing that excitement can be fun, but also dangerous when the participant is not yet ready, and or just tired out from a long day on the slopes.
Be patient with yourself and your child and enjoy the experience, make some memories!
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