When summer rolls around again, many people start to think about going to the fair. These events are filled with all sorts of activities and exhibitions, but the star attractions are often the rides. There may not be quite as many rides as there at an amusement park, but you can still find roller coasters, bumper cars, and more.
For younger children, the options are more limited, since they are usually not tall enough to ride safely on many rides. Because of this, fairground carousels are quite popular with the younger set. These are often the first rides that a child will go on at the fair.
Everyone has seen a carousel or merry-go-round at some point, and they probably rode on some when they were young. These rides consist of a flat platform that rotates around a central axis. Seats are mounted on the platform, and these often go up and down as the platform spins around.
Music usually plays while the ride is in motion as well. The seats are often shaped like animals, most commonly horses. There are often some bench seats as well that people can sit on if they do not feel comfortable climbing onto a carousel horse.
When your child is young, it is important that you ride with him to make sure that he is safe. This way, if he starts to slip off the seat, you can catch him. Be sure that he is holding onto the pole so that he does not have to keep his balance on his own.
With young children or infants, it may be safer to just sit on a bench seat. Once your children are older, they can ride by themselves safely. Be sure to wave at them every time they go by!