Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Like a Bike

Spend 30 minutes at any park or playground around here and you're bound to see heaps of preschoolers riding around on tiny pedal-less bikes. They're like a bike, sort of. The idea is that kids will get the feel of balancing first and then add pedaling later. In theory this is supposed to make learning to ride a two wheel bike easier.

We bought one of these balance bikes for the Little Buddy and he has taken to it like a fish to water. He starts at the top of this grassy knoll and then flies to the bottom where I bravely stop him from crashing head first over the retaining wall onto the beach below. This kid's got the need for speed.

By this time next year we might need a bike with pedals.


Nana said...

Way to go Reid Thomas! What fun for you. It's just like when I was visiting you and we tried it. Maybe by Oct and when I see you again, you can ride down the broadwalk while I walk with you..Can't wait to see you again.

Kristi said...

We bought one these bikes before we left the states. We have not tried it out yet, hope it arrives soon!

Freckles said...

I am so happy for my bro! you rock

Apotheken apotheek said...

Mandy, regarding biking with your 18 month old, we've really liked the likabike Pink:
do you prefered the nature or the Pink bike ?

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