Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Teach Kids How to Ride A Bicycle

Riding a bike is the most awesome thing for a kid. It is the closest one would ever get to flying. You're a few inches off the ground, moving 7-10 miles per hour, the wind blowing in your hair.
Thus, riding a bike is a must for a kid to check of their summer activities.
How then would you teach a child to ride a bike?
Here are some guidelines to help you:

  • Lose the training wheels. - training wheels do not teach kids how to balance properly. It will only delay learning how to balance as the video above "Teach Your Kid How To Ride A Bike" points out.
  • Guide your kid by holding them by their armpits. This will make them learn balancing by themselves,
  • Choose wide open spaces, free of traffic for your bike lesson. A park is best for this case.
  • Let them ride on paved surfaces. This will make them build up speed and momentum.
  • Shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirts are mandatory to protect your kid from scratches should they fall. Gloves are optional to protect their hands from chaffing.
  • Helmets are mandatory for safety.
  • Teach them to push and balance first. Pedaling will come in later.
Let your kid enjoy the experience. 

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