Meet Gideon. Almost 2 and Rollin' with Ookkie!
We spoke to mom, Sabrina, to learn a bit more about Gideon's journey with the Ookkie. Here's what they had to say.
What was your reason for getting an Ookkie?
We got Gideon an Ookkie Skateboard because his older siblings started skating and we wanted something for him to ride on at home and at the skatepark!
Describe the learning experience on the Ookkie for us.
It took Gideon a few weeks to warm up to the Ookkie. Eventually we just left the Ookkie out for him where he could eventually try to stand on it on his own without us forcing him to. This made him a lot more comfortable. One day he just decided he wanted to try it while moving and he loved it! Now he's trying new "tricks" like jumping while on the Ookkie and grabbing onto the board while it's moving.
Do you get any comments when you're out and about riding the board?
We get comments about Gideon's Ookkie Skateboard ALL THE TIME. So many people make comments about how cool it is. How he has amazing balance on it and how its a genius idea! Many people have asked to take pictures so they can send it to a friend or buy it as a birthday gift for their child.
How has the Ookkie helped your little one in their development?
The Ookkie has helped Gideon develop balance and confidence. He's now getting confident standing on his regular skateboard and we can push him back and forth without him falling off!
How has the Ookkie become a part of your family life and routine?
Gideon loves to go on walks in our neighbourhood on his Ookkie. He will yell "Ookkie!" when he sees it and will immediately want to go on a ride. Ookkie was one of his first words! We always bring the Ookkie along to the skatepark when we bring the older kids to skate. Gideon loves having mom, dad, or his older siblings push him around the obstacles, up and down bank ramps, even down stairs!
Where can readers follow along with Gideon's journey?
On Instagram @bankskids_skate