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Balance Bikes – The Best Way for Kids to Learn How to Ride a Bicycle
Balance bikes are sometimes called as run bikes or no-pedal bikes. In some places, they are also called as dandy horses. Because balance bicycles are used to teach kids how to ride a regular bike, they don’t have pedals so the child can stand on their feet while sitting on the saddle. They can use their feet to move the bike. Once the child has gotten used to riding the balance bike, they will be able to manoeuvre their bicycle as they balance their way through.
Why Balance Bikes Are Better than Bikes with Training Wheels
When teaching and training kids how to ride a bike, experts recommend using a balance bike instead of the regular bicycle or a bike with training wheels. Biking experts note the following reasons:
• Balance bikes allow kids to learn balancing first, which is the most important skill of bikers. Pedals may distract the child from concentrating on balancing.
• Balance bikes don’t have training wheels. Bikes with training wheels make kids too dependent on them, thus slowing down their learning on how to balance.
• Training wheels also prevent the child from steering the bike properly. Balance bikes provide a safe way for kids to learn how to steer the bike smoothly.
Start training your child how to ride the bicycle the proper way, and buy a balance bike from Mr Toys today!