Everything you need to know to get your kid started in kayaking
Is kayaking good for kids?
Kayaking is very good for kids. It is easy to learn and is good for improving the mental health and self-esteem of youth, encouraging time in nature while also building confidence, autonomy, strength and stamina.
Kayaking is a Great Hobby for Improving Mental and Physical Health
Kayaking is easy to learn on calm water and young people feel a sense of freedom exploring a lake or pond on their very own kayak.
Giving youth opportunities to feel autonomous, such as kayaking alone on a lake or pond, improves young people’s sense of self and well-being, lowers anxiety and depression, and improves their concept of self.
It’s not always easy to find ways to do this in our day and age, but our family has found that paddling sports like kayaking to be an effective way to improve our kid's independence and self-esteem.
“Satisfying leisure experiences help to promote autonomy, formation of self-identity, social engagement and sense of achievement.
It increases a sense of wellness.
Almost six years ago we moved into a little New England house with a river in the backyard and quickly discovered the joy of kayaking kids.