Monday, 8 March 2010

Learning to Ride a Bike - a New Approach

It's intriguing to read about a very successful New York City programme for teaching kids to ride a bike. What's unusual about this approach is that it does not involve the use of training wheels. Instead, the pedals are removed, the seat is lowered and the kids learn how to balance their machine before attempting to do full-blown cycling. Exactly the same principle lies behind the lovely LikeaBikes which you can rent from the toy rental club!

Watch the video below to see how it all works - and there's even a useful .pdf booklet of tips if you want to try it with your own child.