Well, I dunno if I'm Wacko's Lifeline, but I have taught a lotta little ones, and I am very interested on trying out PMTS stuff with the squirts. I think it'll work pretty well, But...
3-6 is a very interesting time for a kid. Coordination, balance skills, social skills, are all over the place. Each kid is different.
So, fellow instructors, what about the kid you have to use an edgie-wedgie (tying the tips together) on.
The basis of a beginner turn in PMTS is to step and/or shuffle, leading with the little toe edge of the inside foot. A kid with a diverging stance (and a little control of it) may get a direction change pretty easily.
Of course this future ripper may have other problems, but I'm curious to try more of the PMTS methods, with students.
I'll use anything in my bag of tricks to teach kids, including LOSING the snowball fight(s).. LOL!
Don't worry all, while I am newly certified with PMTS, I am gonna use what works...
Even, (gulp) a wedge! Mebbe not a wedge turn tho... roflmao!
Back to the little ones, I think it's important mostly, to get little ones with as experienced instructor who really digs teaching kids.
Watch a local ski schools kid's beginner area for a bit, and revist. You'll be able to tell who the neat instructors are.