Purchase skis for children
While teaching water skiing to children, many people make the huge mistake of asking a child to ski with over-sized skis. In such a scenario, it becomes increasingly difficult for a child to learn the sport effectively. Therefore, it is imperative that you purchase skis according to the size of the child. Skis, which possess a metal loop on each, are considered to be the best for children. Such skis come with a rope, which is specially designed for beginners.
Fit the skis
Fit the skis to the child so that they are snug. However, be a little careful and make sure that they are not painful. In order to allow the child to get used to wearing the skis, let him or her wear them on dry land first.
Make sure that that the child is wearing a life jacket before getting into the water. Apart from that, a trusted mentor or a parent should be there to accompany the child.
Make the child hold on to the ski rope with both hands, with his or her elbows slightly bent. The child should be mentally prepared that the boat is going to pull them hard and they should not allow their arms to get out of the sockets. Children should be told that they need to assume a sitting position in water and the life jacket will keep them afloat.
Decide code words
Before you start the boat, it is important to discuss a few code words with the child which can be easily communicated. Code words should be like ‘OK’ as a green signal and ‘stop’, if the child faces any problem during water skiing. Different coloured flags can also be used to communicate signals.