We used to just throw for the center, or see who could get a sequence of 1 through 20 first, but it's great arithmetic practice for them to start playing the standard 301 or 501 game.
So I've got the board at exactly the regulation height, and the regulation distance marked off. For now, we're just using inexpensive darts with plastic "feathers".
The board is probably 40 years old. It has a metal grid that marks off the divisions between scoring areas, but about one out of every 20 darts hits the metal grid, dings the point, and bounces off. I obviously need an upgrade.
Nobody here (that I know; maybe I don't get out enough) throws darts.
What kind of dartboard and darts should I look for? I don't need an absolutely professional tournament setup, but I suspect I want something better than the usual $100 one off of eBay.
Can someone point to a link for the kind of board that would be a really nice and credible home dartboard, and darts that would be suitable for kids to learn with? Aside from getting practice counting points, it seems like a really good eye-hand-coordination exercise, teaches steadiness and patience, etc.