A child’s first experience on the small carousel is always a special one. You can probably remember your childhood when you use to ride the merry-go-round all the time. Maybe it was at the fair. Maybe it was down by the river. Maybe you went every week or only once a year. Regardless, you know how special those memories are. Don’t you want to share them with your child today?
But small children are delicate beings. They are quick to scare and may not always understand what you are about to do with them. In this case, you want to make sure that their first experience with the merry-go-round is a successful one.
Start by getting your children acquainted in picture form. Show them images of the carousel, maybe some videos as well. If they are intrigued, then you can move to the next step. If they’re frightened, then you know to tread with caution. What are they afraid of? Horses? The sounds? The other people? Get to the root of the issue before taking your child to a real merry-go-round.
Once you are there, ask your child if he or she would like to ride the carousel. Even if they say yes, it is still a good idea to go with them. Stand with them on the carousel so they know that you are there. It is entirely possible that your child will get scared halfway through the right.
Always be sure to great memories whenever you can. Bring a camera along Satan take pictures and even video. This way you can go back and watch the film twenty years from now. Children grow up so fast and the allure of the merry-go-round only lasts for so long. Let them enjoy it while they still can.