Monday, April 2, 2012

curious for your opinion

Charley came home from school with a birthday invite today.

It is for a nice local park (the park has a skateboarding area).
The invite asks kids to bring skateboards....

What's your opinion on a first grade birthday party that involves skateboarding at a skate park?

Trying not to indicate my opinion of this party. I want your honest opinion.


The Tompkins Family said...

My knowledge of age appropriate activities for kids maxes out at age 3. Can 1st graders safely skateboard by themselves? I assume you'd be dropping him off so the birthday boy's parent(s) would be supervising quite a few boys. Seems like chaos to me. Am curious to hear what you think!

Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Skateboarding for 1st graders, um no. Hayden wanted a skate board this past winter, we said not yet. I think if your child already knows how to skateboard great, fine. But for us, a skateboard party invite in 1st grade would have been a no, simply because he wouldn't know how. I would think only half at best would know how to skateboard.

Kelly said...

I think a scooter in a cul-de-sac would be better. Skateboarding in a public skatepark...? That calls for older kids and older language, older tricks....not unless the mom is letting them skate on flat ground if there's a spot by the ramps? IDK!

jessica said...

We had a second grade party at skateville and that was chaos. I think we sometimes forget that just because our kids know how to do an activity, it doesn't mean that is something that their friends are doing. Luckily I had 3 moms and an older sibling stay to help. So I think outside at a free location would be even more crazy! I would stay if I said yes to the party.

Crystal said...

Seems kind of extreme for a 1st grade party to me!


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