Riding a ‘bike’

I bought this balance bike for Syd quite a while ago to have on hand for when the time was right.  Balance bikes are all the rage for kids now.  Unlike bikes with training wheels which teach you how to pedal first and balance later, the balance bike makes the kid focus on balancing.

The purpose is to scoot (and eventually run) along with your feet which teaches balance.  Since balancing is the hardest part of riding a bike supposedly starting with these balance bikes makes the progression to a real bike easier.  We shall see. Children as test sujects.  Gotta love it.

So far she does OK with it.  Honestly she is still a bit too short to really get a good speed going.  Unlike most toys whose use is based on age, being able to use a balance bike is really based on inseam!

Comments

  1. I have never seen one of these before. Interesting. As Jake doesn’t have any desire to pedal yet, he might like this!

  2. I’m with Katie and am totally out of the loop on this, but that’s nothing new for me. Very interesting! Let us know how it goes.

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