CHILDREN

Each resort teaches at different age levels below 8-year-old. Call ahead to check on options and ages. This page is about the learning process both mind and body. We recommend Pro Lessons.

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Children COM (Center of Mass) and COG (Center of Gravity) is different from adults.

Children can only tolerate so much learning in a day and in the cold expect 30 to 45 min sessions before a nice warm-up inside. If the child decides they want more then rejoice. Key is warm once cold the day is done.

Discounts for Children

Liberty, Whitetail and Roundtop all have free lift ticket for 6 years old and under with paying adult. SNOWPASS for 4th and 5th graders! 

Children: Motor Skills / Physical Development

This online book   Brooks Health Org Motor Skills Booklet

BIO Mechanics and the young:  part two – notes for young in part 2 pages 17-18.

Teaching – Learning Styles

Most students are a combination of all four styles, but usually, strongly favor one or two styles.

THINKER  Analytical learner who asks questions and needs explanation.

WATCHER A visual learner who asks, “Can you show me that again?”

FEELER Learns by repetition. Terrain selection can make or break a lesson for  a  Feeler

DOER  Gets bored easily; needs mileage.

Cognative Development

SENSORY MOTOR:
From birth to approximately the age of two…
Touching, feeling and tasting. Children explore their world and start to differentiate themselves from others.

PRE-OPERATIONAL:
Approximately from two to the age of seven…
Children differentiate between thought and action. This is a time of make-believe and play. Children will only look at things from their own point of view.

CONCRETE OPERATIONS:
Approximately seven years to adolescence…
Children can differentiate appearance from reality. They are still unable to reason about abstract concepts.

FORMAL OPERATIONS:
Develops later in adolescence and beyond…
Individuals can think in terms of concepts and abstractions.
Emotional Development (Affective)