Balance Bikes: An Easy Way to Teach Toddlers & Preschoolers to Ride a Bike by Amanda Condio

Activities Parenting
3 years ago
Balance Bikes: An Easy Way to Teach Toddlers & Preschoolers to Ride a Bike

Many people fear that it’s not safe for toddlers or preschoolers to start learning to ride a bike. On the contrary, I believe that cycling at a younger age is very good for children. I believe that it not only improves their fitness, but also boosts their mental attitude. Learning to ride a bike is mostly about balance. Here are four things I believe help parents teach children how to ride a bike more easily:

  • Get kids to understand balance. Cycling is both a sport and an art. You really cannot get it right if you do not have the appropriate gear. For starters, get a balance bike. This may help children learn to maintain their balance and make it easier when they upgrade to pedaling. 
  • Balance bikes are designed to meet children's needs. They come without pedals and normally without brakes. So, children can concentrate on striking a balance on their bikes.
  • Make sure children can balance on a flat surface as well as on uneven ground.
  • Teach kids how to balance while turning right, left, clockwise and counterclockwise. At this stage, patience is a virtue!

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Balance Bikes
Balance Bikes $40 & Up
Bike Helmets
Bike Helmets $10 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

My Favorite Mother's Day Gift: A New Red Bike & Bicycle Shopping Tips

Bicycle Safety: 5 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Safe on Bikes!

No Helmet, No Bike: What Parents Need to Know About Helmet Safety!

Hike, Bike, Walk: Rails-to-Trails Turns Railways Into Family-Friendly Excursions!

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I didn't know much about balance bikes. They sound very helpful. Thanks for sharing, Amanda Condio !

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Cyber Bullying: 5 Signs That Your Child May Be a Victim!

Back-to-School Homework for Parents: 5 Things You Should Share With Your Child's New Teacher

Kids Being Bullied: 4 Tips to Help Parents Prepare Their Children When Faced With Bullying

Back-to-School Lunchables Shortage? Say What? A Mom of 4 Shares Easy Ways to Make Your Own Healthier Homemade Lunchables

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!