Just Say No to Training Wheels by Tales of a Mountain Mama
As a generation, most of us grew up learning to ride a bike with training wheels. However, the truth of the matter is that training wheels only teach children how to ride with training wheels, and there is a better way.
Balance bikes are hitting our county by storm and are resulting in very fast little 2 (or 3 or 4 or 5) year old riders who are ready for pedals well before the age of 5. While each child is very different, the benefits of learning on a balance bike go much further than just biking. Self-confidence, independence, balance, strength and flexibility reach all areas of their little lives.
My post touches on the (many) reasons for ditching those training wheels and how to do it. And no – it’s not too late if your child is older (but the earlier, the better!)
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