https://nspt4kids.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nspt_2-color-logo_noclaims.png 0 0 Bridget Hobbs https://nspt4kids.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nspt_2-color-logo_noclaims.png Bridget Hobbs2010-07-07 23:06:252014-04-28 03:33:12Taking Off The Training Wheels
Warm weather is finally here and it’s a great time to gear up the family for bike riding. Here are a few tips that will help ease the transition to a two-wheeler.
- First, make sure that the child’s bike is in good condition with properly inflated tires, working brakes, and that the seat is low enough that the child can stand on the ground when the bike is not in motion.
- A well adjusted helmet is essential for safety and some children may need elbow and knee pads for extra comfort and protection.
- The “run behind” method– where the parent follows the child holding underneath the bike seat to help them balance– is a proven technique for beginning the 2-wheeler process.
- Plenty of praise is essential and will keep your child motivated.
- The best way to teach your child to bike ride and enjoy overall fitness is to lead by example so plan some family bike riding outings today!
I would love to hear your Two Wheeler Success stories!