We've created a paddle here that, when not being used as a shovel, light sabre or a bat, is suited for the needs of small children who are learning to kayak.
The shaft is small enough to fit into a small childs hands without causing fatigue. The blades are small enough to effectively pull through the water, and offer support. It's just stiff enough for the forces that a young child will apply, so we can keep them light, and of course, strong enough for what the paddle will be used for most of the time - some sort of weapon to fight monsters.
The paddle is bright, so you can chase it down it every time it gets randomly thrown in the water!
The paddle adjusts up to 10cm in length so it can grow with your kid.
Munchkin Blade Dimensions: 13" x 5.5" | 33cm x 14cm
Munchkin Shaft OD: 0.75" | 22mm
Munchkin lengths: 51" x 55" | 130cm x 140cm
Order the Munchkin length for kids under about 8 (average suggestion).