Do You Let Your Kids Throw Rocks Into the Water? Here's Why You Should, Mom & Dad! by Mike Prochaska

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a year ago
Do You Let Your Kids Throw Rocks Into the Water? Here's Why You Should, Mom & Dad!

One of my kid’s favorite activities is throwing rocks into the water. I bet your kids would love it, too. Mine can spend hours doing it. In fact, today at the beach we spent three hours exploring rocks and throwing them into the water. Throwing rocks can also be a great stress reliever! We look for the biggest rocks we can find and then I ask them questions like:

  • “How far do you think I can throw this?”
  • “How big of a splash will this rock make?”
  • “If we stand here will we get wet?”

Then we threw the rock into the water to see what happens. Also, you can teach kids how to skip rocks, which improves eye-hand coordination. And it’s fun! Stone skipping is throwing a flat stone across water in such a way that it bounces off the surface, preferably many times. The object of the game is to see how many times a stone can bounce before it sinks and count how many times it bounces before it falls into the water. Kids also learn problem-solving skills by figuring out which rocks will skip and which won’t.

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Dieter Schmitz
For sure! How else do kids learn the life skill of skipping stones on lakes?? Thanks, Mike Prochaska
Mike Prochaska
We were doing it last week in the ocean over break which was even better!
Dieter Schmitz
Well e-x-c-u-s-e me! We're just trapped on Midwest lakes! 😉
Mike Prochaska
Lol normally we are too just was lucky to go on vacation
Brian Mackenzie
i took my kids to the river and taught them how to pose like you are going to skip a rock and then just throw a rock in the river :(

big rock distance tosses are fun too! and a good workout (no water needed!)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes, Mike Prochaska ! Skipping stones and throwing rocks into lakes/rivers/oceans is so fun. Even as an adult, I still enjoy it!
Mike Prochaska
Me too I can spend hours throwing rocks in water just like the kiddos!!
Michael Kennedy
We just had a the family rock skipping championships on Lake Tahoe.
We should have televised it.

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