Teach kids to ride a bicycle
Teach kids to ride a bicycle early and playfully to ignite a lifelong passion for cycling.
These deceptively simple exercises help children building confidence while riding a bicycle. At some point they develop their own initiative and intuition, and naturally begin to explore and expand upon these exercises on their own, ultimately becoming self-directed learners.
Most important strive to practice everyday even if just for a few minutes!
How to teach kids to ride a bicycle - Step by step
Encourage kids to start riding on a balance bike with both of their feet touching the ground.
Encourage kids to practice turns. 1. get familiar with counter steering to initiate the turn, 2. lean for tighter turns and 3. manage speed to avoid falling inward.
Encourage kids to balance without feet on the ground using slopes.
Encourage kids to steer from one side to the other through obstacles.
Transition on a two wheel bike but help them balancing keeping their shoulder. The biggest challenge is to keep constant pedalling speed while looking forward.
Let them ride alone but stay close to prevent them from falling. Occasionally they steer in the wrong direction and lose balance.
Finally they should be able to ride straight routes autonomously 80% of the time. They still need help to avoid obstacles, brake and start off from still.
Let them ride on narrow roads with multiple twists and turns to improve their manoeuvrability skills and balance.
Help your child go for long rides but be ready to help him/her to avoid obstacles from time to time.
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