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As it warms up, it’s time to start teaching little ones to learn to ride a bike. This was something I feel like I failed with on my older girls. We went in for a 8 year checkup only to have the pediatrician say that they needed to learn how to ride a bike. Who knew this was on the development tracking chart?? My excuse has always been where we live, with a gravel driveway and no paved road to learn on, I just kept putting it off.
For my older girls they finally had a friend teach them to ride at a July 4th party. Thanks for stepping up there and helping me out! You’d think it was the way to get to a magical land, the joy they had coming back that night and enjoying riding all over the front yard.
Since failing with the two big girls we’ve tried to be better with the younger ones. Now having a 4 and a half year old it’s time to start running next to bikes again!
This time we are working on a fun way to encourage her to ride using the Schwinn SmartStart Bike Bingo. Think of this like the letter game in the car. As you ride bikes the goal is to find things on your card to make Bingo first. I kinda thought it was a little silly, but it’s helped to keep her motivated to get back up and ride and turns it into a game rather than getting frustrated.
If you have someone that needs a great bike to learn on, the Schwinn SmartStart kid’s bike is a great one to learn on. They are designed with little kids in mind rather than just being shrunk down versions of an adult bike. The seat is sized right, the pedals are in a better position and the handles are easier to reach. We found them at Toys R Us, Academy Sports, and Target, they also sell them online on Amazon.
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