Monday, May 17, 2010
They Really Do Work
This is a prime example of what a Strider can do for your little one. My daughter Charlotte is 3.5 years old and has only tried to ride a pedal bike without training wheels one other time, yet here she is riding for blocks and blocks at a time. She absolutely loved it. She was smiling and didn't want to stop riding. When she told her daycare provider that she rode a bike, she was jumping up and down and you could tell she was so proud.
The Strider bikes provide the foundation for riding - balance and control. Because Charlotte learned these skills on a Strider the transition to a pedal bike was pretty easy. After she got on the pedal bike, the only thing that was "unfamiliar" to her were the pedals. She didn't have to worry about falling over or steering - she knew how to handle that part of riding already. All she had to concentrate on was pedalling. It's so much easier to do things when there's less to think about! And making things easy is what the Strider bike does.
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