|Teach your child to ride a bike in only ONE DAY|
|Written by urbanlife.se|
Yep, it sounds like the headline from a dodgy advert for something that costs a fortune but is payable in easy installments and you get plenty of free extras.
But urbanlife.se really can offer a simple but effective method on how to teach your child to ride without stabilizers in only one day, ok, maybe two or three.
For children, the stage from riding with stabilizers, to riding without, can be a difficult and painful one. There can be lots of tears, grazed skin and a child with severely bruised confidence before they are able to ride a 2-wheeled bicycle.
But as many parents will testify, the moment you release the handle, most children collapse to the side like a bag of potatoes.
So instead try this:
Cycling is all about balance and without the pedals a child can concentrate on balancing instead of two things at once. They also have their feet on the ground to help remove the fear of falling over. In a very short space of time your child will be running with the bike and lifting their legs to acquire the lovely ‘coasting moment’ (if you have a handle, pushing will help the child as well). It is here that you child has learnt to balance. A slight decline helps to accelerate the progress and a smiling face should be testament to its success.
But don’t rush to put the pedals back on! Give them a day or 2 to get that ‘coasting moment’ for themselves and then replace the pedals. Tell them to ignore the pedals but remind them that they still have their feet should they want to stop. Give them a gentle push or tell them to run and lift their legs and to use the pedals if they want to keep going.
Viola! Off they cycle into the horizon leaving you to wipe the happy tears away from your cheeks.