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    Default Can Toddler play with hoverboards in the playground ?

    I have two son and one is already 8 years old and I gave him a hoverboard for playing in playground. And my toddler want this . How I manage him? I am afraid for accident if I give him hoverboard.

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    The toddler is only allowed to use it under supervision?
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    Default Re: Can Toddler play with hoverboards in the playground ?

    I can't imagine how that would be a good idea. My little guy is only 16 months, loves walking wherever he can, and he still falls down a fair bit. Even at 4 or 5, going from memories of dealing with kids around that age, they don't have terribly fine motor control, which I assume is pretty required for a hoverboard. Chances are he just wants to feel included, so maybe letting him use the hoverboard but while you hold his hands and support him somewhat would be a good idea? If he makes it zoom off under his feet, then he wouldn't fall because you'd be holding him up. There are probably better ideas out there, but I just wanted to throw out the "he just wants to be a part of things" bit.
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    Wait, hoverboards are a thing now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacuna Caster View Post
    Wait, hoverboards are a thing now?
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    I wouldn't recommended giving a hoverboard to a toddler. I would wait when he a little older and more experience.
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    Giving him a hoverboard would be a terrible plan. An 8 year old can probably handle a hoverboard, a bicycle, a skateboard, or a scooter pretty well with a bit of practice, and if you have them wearing a helmet a fall isn't a big deal from any of them. A toddler? They can handle a tricycle, a pedal cart, and other similar much more stable vehicles and a fall at the sort of speeds you get on the vehicles in the first list is potentially a problem. You probably wouldn't let them ride a bike with no training wheels, and it's the hoverboard that is by far the most dangerous item on that list.

    Telling him that he can ride it when he's older, and that it's because when you get older your motor skills get better will probably work, especially if you can point to a bunch of falling he's been doing recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I wouldn't recommended giving a motherboard to a toddler. I would wait when he a little older and more experience.
    I dunno, computer fluency seems like it keeps getting to younger and younger kids these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I dunno, computer fluency seems like it keeps getting to younger and younger kids these days...
    If a toddler want to learn how to motherboard then the parents should be taught demonstration so the toddler can understand. But like I said before he should wait when he's a bit older and more experience to handle a hoverboard. That's my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaight View Post
    Telling him that he can ride it when he's older, and that it's because when you get older your motor skills get better will probably work, especially if you can point to a bunch of falling he's been doing recently.
    And you imagine that is going to accomplish anything? The only thing they'll understand form that is "no you can't do this because I'm not allowing you". Any reasoning will be totally wasted.

    I'm continually surprised my friends with 3 kids ages 4 and down talk to their kids like they had the mental faculty of an adult. I think it's an expression of frustration, but no, a 2 year old just doesn't understand that it's stupid to throw food on the floor and that it results in not being given any treats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson View Post
    I have two son and one is already 8 years old and I gave him a hoverboard for playing in playground. And my toddler want this . How I manage him? I am afraid for accident if I give him hoverboard.
    Challenge him with an easier toy your older one is already skilled in. Say a skateboard (more stability) or any other balancing toy. Bonus points if you can convince the older kid to show the small one how it is done.

    He wants one because his older brother has one but he is too young to understand he is not skilled enough for it. Make him learn and train for something he wants. Give him a goal.

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    And you imagine that is going to accomplish anything? The only thing they'll understand form that is "no you can't do this because I'm not allowing you". Any reasoning will be totally wasted.

    I'm continually surprised my friends with 3 kids ages 4 and down talk to their kids like they had the mental faculty of an adult. I think it's an expression of frustration, but no, a 2 year old just doesn't understand that it's stupid to throw food on the floor and that it results in not being given any treats.
    In my experience kids are a lot smarter than they're often given credit for. The kid is old enough to be able to talk. They're familiar with falling. This isn't some complicated idea you're trying to explain to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson View Post
    I have two son and one is already 8 years old and I gave him a hoverboard for playing in playground. And my toddler want this . How I manage him? I am afraid for accident if I give him hoverboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    And you imagine that is going to accomplish anything? The only thing they'll understand form that is "no you can't do this because I'm not allowing you". Any reasoning will be totally wasted.

    I'm continually surprised my friends with 3 kids ages 4 and down talk to their kids like they had the mental faculty of an adult. I think it's an expression of frustration, but no, a 2 year old just doesn't understand that it's stupid to throw food on the floor and that it results in not being given any treats.
    The thought, at least in child dev/education circles, is merely to make kids come to expect that there is an explanation, not to make them be able to understand it, much less actually reason with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    And you imagine that is going to accomplish anything? The only thing they'll understand form that is "no you can't do this because I'm not allowing you". Any reasoning will be totally wasted.

    I'm continually surprised my friends with 3 kids ages 4 and down talk to their kids like they had the mental faculty of an adult. I think it's an expression of frustration, but no, a 2 year old just doesn't understand that it's stupid to throw food on the floor and that it results in not being given any treats.
    Kids are rather intelligent, they are immature and emotional but the thinking parts work. My 1 YO (and four months) nephew grasps the connection between the remote and TV, and will hand md the remote and sit in the chair when he wants Elmo. He also will conga on command, and has grasped that he can get attention by running at power sockets. He certainly knows enough English to understand some simple explanations, even if they are just "yucky" or "hot."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaight View Post
    Giving him a hoverboard would be a terrible plan. An 8 year old can probably handle a hoverboard, a bicycle, a skateboard, or a scooter pretty well with a bit of practice, and if you have them wearing a helmet a fall isn't a big deal from any of them. A toddler? They can handle a tricycle, a pedal cart, and other similar much more stable vehicles and a fall at the sort of speeds you get on the vehicles in the first list is potentially a problem. You probably wouldn't let them ride a bike with no training wheels, and it's the hoverboard that is by far the most dangerous item on that list.

    Telling him that he can ride it when he's older, and that it's because when you get older your motor skills get better will probably work, especially if you can point to a bunch of falling he's been doing recently.
    I biked around Austria before I was 7 and did NOT use training wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    I biked around Austria before I was 7 and did NOT use training wheels.
    An age which I note is far closer to that 8 year old than a toddler.
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    I mean I wouldn't recommend it but its not horrible I guess.

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