Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Walky bike

Okay! This is Niall on his walky bike. What's a walky bike? It's what we call a balance bike. In this case - a 12" bike that has had pedals, chain and guard, and whatever else removed.
The theory is that a child will learn to balance better if they use their feet to push them along instead of using training wheels. The bike has to be low enough to do this comfortably, and once they get going fast enough a kid will raise their feet and balance without paying too much attention - it just comes naturally.
It worked great for Rowan, and it's working again. Not bad for a bike that we got for free from the neighbors! So here's the Friday Flick that was supposed to happen while the laptop was in the shop.


Fannie said...

GREAT IDEA!! It is great that he has that and is doing it so well.

Drea said...

That's awesome!! Niall has great ballance!

Good Remedy said...

That's the coolest idea ever! I think Bill would love it, and he can already ride a bike.

.ps thank you for replying to my note about crochet. Anna calmed down, figured out what she had done and is finished with her caplet. I have calmed down too. :-)

Sarah said...

Wow, so cool. I'll have to remember this when I have kids!