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Notes When Teaching Children to Practice Cycling

As a mother with 2 children, I was directed at outdoor activities from an early age instead of watching TV, smartphones, or playing with toys. I choose children’s bikes because I want them to develop their motor skills, to be integrated with nature. What could be better than seeing your kids cycling around the park and the park?

Like many other parents, I chose the first bike to be a 4-wheel bicycle from the age of 2 years old. Riding 4 wheels will be easy with your baby and help them not be surprised when practicing 2 wheel vehicles. However, I think it is a problem to train a child to go from a 2-wheel bicycle to a bike that cannot attach 2 wheels.

The first few days were really hard when I had to sweat to chase after my child, but it still didn’t work because the baby often fell, so I lost all interest in cycling. Whereas if the baby rails then I cancel the natural balance of the baby when cycling. Therefore, it is difficult to help children to be able to ride a bicycle safely when their wills are only babies who are 2 or 3 years old quickly bored. Of course, older children can practice for a few days by themselves.

And now my kids are only in the sprouting class and have been riding on two wheels and being physically active with bicycles every day. By the way, I share a little experience on how to learn to ride a 2 wheeler to help parents easier to teach:

Choose the right vehicle for the baby

To teach your baby to ride easily, you have to buy him a suitable bike. If your child has never ridden a bicycle before, buy a bike with a spare wheel, or if you don’t buy a bike, you have to install extra wheels for the baby first, this bicycle wheel kit is also sold at the children’s bike shops. so it’s not difficult to find.

For children from 4-6 years old, you should choose a wheel with a wheel diameter of about 35 – 40cm and remember to shake hands to see if the wheel is loose or not.

-Please pay attention to the height of the saddle when sitting in the car, the baby’s feet can touch the ground and the distance from the saddle to the handlebars so that when he sits, the handlebar is comfortable but not stretching your hands a lot or shrinking your hands causes fatigue.

After researching all kinds of vehicles, I discovered that a very special kind of bike is a folding bicycle. This car is very lightweight, safe design and foldable when not in use very suitable for children.

Lower the seat very low

When lowering the seat, it will help the baby easier to stand on the ground. After lowering your parents, let your child practice walking on two wheels, but you should still run behind to prevent him from falling.

The trick is to have babies put one foot on the ground with one foot on the pedal. Whenever he feels he can balance his legs, he will be very quick to be able to ride a 2-wheel bike without waiting for his parents to help him.

Needs auxiliary wheel support

This is an old way of teaching kids to ride a bike, and although it can still work, it is less efficient than the current method: skating with foot and balancing. You don’t need a special bike to teach you how to skate, you just need to remove the pedal from the normal bike and lower the seat. At this time, the baby can sit still in the car and both feet touch the ground.

Please boot up properly

When starting, you should adjust the car upright, choose a safe place for your baby. Then, show your child how to cycle properly. You can turn the pedal to 60 degrees, put one foot on the pedal and create the force for the car to run, When the car moved, the baby will put the other foot on the other pedal.

At first, it may be because they are afraid, so they just kick and click, then when they are more stable, they will pedal in a regular circle.

Practice baby balance

You should go behind hold the tailor control the steering wheel while your baby rides. After that, take your hands off for a while, then take longer. To encourage your baby to know how to balance, you can shout out every second he can drive without you holding him behind. This will help your baby feel excited, try harder to keep the balance longer.

Practice walking your child on a straight line then the curve

It is always easier to go straight than the curve, especially for toddlers. You should instruct your baby to drive in a straight line with the head straight, eyes facing ahead, not looking at the feet.

After seeing your child going in a straight line, you guide him to run the roundabout and circle. Always remind your child when cornering, attention should watch, and turn the car should turn the steering wheel slowly, reducing the speed to the car safely.