Skates for children from 5 to 6 years old Which one to choose?

Living in a small village has many advantages, especially when you have children of age to go out, make a gang, experiment and discover. The freedom they have here from an early age, they do not have in many other places. We do not reach 250 inhabitants, deep down we are like a small community of neighbors.

As you can imagine, in addition to coming and going almost when they want, they spend the day on wheels, whether summer or winter. Here it is very normal to see children all year round with bicycles, scooters, skates, and even skis! Yes, we are snow area too.


Generally, kids take the bike right away, but mine in that aspect came out more vague, I did not want to learn how to use the bike and opted for scooters and skates for children when I was younger, although it seemed more complicated to start there. What are we going to do to him!, he always goes the other way around.

Luckily I know how to skate, it’s something I don’t have anything rusty, and I loved teaching him and skating together like when I was little and I did it with my friends from the neighborhood. Let’s see, he is not an expert skater, but he knows how to move without opening his head or taking several steps without falling.

At first, we put the four-wheeled skates thinking that it is easier to keep the balance with them to learn, but the kids always surprise us and when he insisted on putting on the inline skates, I was surprised to see that he handled them better than well.


So as all experience serves to advise, based on ours, I want to make a list of recommendations on skates for children from 6 years onwards, when they are learning and need a good grip, balance, safety and durability.

The 5 best skates for children.

When I talk about skates for children I mean all those skates that can be used from 6-7 years old when they usually put them on for the first time. From the typical plastic skates almost toy to the most modern and advanced models in line.



1. Adjustable skates with boot.

My favorites for kids for their grip and versatility. They usually cover 4 sizes of foot, but unlike the ones I teach below that are used with shoes and there is no grip on the ankle, these are very well attached to the foot. Those in the image are the Khaan Junior LTD of adjustable size Powerslide that includes a speed control system (SCS) that allows you to easily limit the speed of the skate, so that they can have the perfect balance between speed and safety.
These skates for children can be purchased in this online store and are a very good option both for price and versatility. In addition to having speed control, they have a durable casing and a support bracelet capable of withstanding children’s scratches, bumps and falls and offer a good grip thanks to their built-in boot. Expanding or reducing the size is very easy thanks to its lower wheel.


2. Adjustable skates for shoes.

These are practically the first skates of every child, I had them made of iron, do you remember them? Their advantage is that they are worn with shoes and fit various numbers, they can share them among friends or with siblings. In my opinion, in this case I prefer the adjustable boot because they offer more ankle support and I do not like the plastic wheels either, they do not have as much grip as others made of rubber or rubber.


3. Inline skates.

Although it may seem that they are the most difficult to handle, they are the best for balance and with them they take more speed, so it is convenient to know how to master them before embarking on the adventure. The model I put at the beginning of this list is a good skate to accustom kids to conventional inline skates and move on to these when they no longer grow their foot.


4. 4-wheel skates or RollerQuad.

The usual classics that never go out of style, and the favorites to use me. I got used to them since I was little and I am reluctant to stop using them.
This type of skate offers greater balance by carrying double row of wheels, so they are perfect for beginners, as well as its rubber brake at the tip, easier to use by those who start. Of course, they are not very suitable for outdoor or road skating, rather they are created for interiors and figure skating.


5. Convertible skates.

If you skate in a thousand different ways, even on ice, these are the skates for children that your kids will like the most. Skates with rows of extra wheels or blade to skate on 4 parallel wheels, in line, in a kind of hybrid between parallel and line and of course, on ice. For adults I would not look at them because they seem weaker, but for light weight children they are perfect.

Choose which one you choose, remember that you have to skate safely, just like to go cycling or to practice any sport. To do this we will only have to follow some basic tips and nothing difficult to fulfill.

Fun and safe skating.

Skating is a lot of fun and children can learn from a very young age, but you have to be aware of choosing the right skates for each age, which are skates for children if they are still very young or beginners, and take into account several essential safety measures.

 Do not buy them skates too big or too small, that does not favor learning and makes balance difficult. That they are their size, both on one-size-fits-all skates and adjustable skates.

• Make sure they always wear protections, especially if they are just starting out. Helmet, knee pads, gloves and elbow pads. For starters, none of that is left over.

 Take children to safe places to skate, if possible tracks designed for it, and if not possible, places with little or no traffic, with stable ground and no steep slopes or dangers. Empty car parks, the playground of a school or sports center, disused sports courts or soft pavement areas with adjacent grass are ideal in case they need emergency braking.

• Always accompany them an adult, do not take them to skate at night or in places with wet ground. Avoid rain, stones on the ground, sewer grates, etc. If they skate in a group, teach them to be attentive to those around them, establish a direction of travel to avoid collisions.

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