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Teaching Your Child to Kayak

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Teach Kids Kayaking Safety by Modeling It
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A son watches his father put on his kayak safety gear.

Photo © by Susan Sayour

One of the most important lessons your kids can get regarding kayak safety is to see you following the same lessons you are teaching them. It is important that you model the very same behavior that you expect from your child. This means you also should be wearing your pfd, foot protection, and whatever else you expect your child to wear while kayaking. This goes for whatever age your children are. Younger kids will especially appreciate the camaraderie this common behavior will illicit. My kid loved the fact that he was wearing a pfd just like daddy. Again, water safety for kids is the most important thing about the whole kayaking experience so be sure to dress for water and kayak safety.

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