Amazing! That's really impressive. James is just starting to figure out the balance bike which has mostly been fun. Sometimes it's a little scary. I'm trying to be a relaxed mom who lets him figure out his own limits but I keep stopping him from lifting up his feet to roll down rocky hills backwards!
Wow! So cool to see him so confidently deal with what came up...forward, a little hill, and around the corner...a natural.
Our grandson Cooper learned to ride his bike after his dad took the training wheels off and installed a handle that extends up from the rear axle. He could hold the handle and run along. It only took a few outings for Coop to take off on his own, although stopping and starting are still a bit adventurous.
Took me quite a while to learn, Dad was not a believer in training wheels. I think strider bikes are an excellent innovation, and I think if I had had one, that would have made a significant difference.
Took me even longer to learn to ride the unicycle (years). But Dad, despite his prolific bike riding, never got the hang of one wheel.
I'm definitely a full believer in the strider/balance bike. Lukas loved his and rode confidently on it as a two and three year old, developing really good balance and "bike feel". I'd heard that some kids made a very quick transition from the balance bike to pedal bikes, skipping training wheels entirely, but even so I was floored at how quickly he took to it.
Cooper didn’t realize he was soloing until he saw the video afterwards.
What kind of bike did you get? Katherine is growing out of her balance bike, and keeps asking for a pedal bike, although I'm afraid a 12 inch will be too small soon, and a 16 inch is much too large.
We got a 16" bike and he's definitely big enough for it. He's about 3'8". I think it's the Evo Rock Ridge 16.
Cooper has a 14". 16 would have been too big for him. Not sure how tall he is.
Yeah, Katherine is still only 3'3", so I'm looking at 14 inch bikes, but it doesn't seem to be quite as popular a size.
It’s not as common as 12s or 16s, but you can find them. The brand we got is called Royal Baby, we got it online from Kohl’s.
We didn't have strider bike and that delayed learning process quite a bit. Only now at age 10 it's about to get too scary for me to follow.