For a child, learning to ride a bike is a classic rite of passage. For a parent, it is a reality check that your children are growing up way too fast. When you are teaching your children how to ride a bike, you want them to enjoy the experience. You want them to feel the excitement of their new found freedom. You also know that the actual process can be at times, very trying.
Teaching Your Children How to Ride A Bike by the Numbers
I can remember my dad teaching me how to ride a bike when I was a kid. It was on a bike that seemed to be ten times too big at the time. But he put me on it, ran along beside me then… let go.
Did I fall? Many times. Yet each time I got on, I went a little further. Now days if you are teaching your children how to ride a bike, there are videos that show you exactly how to do it. Thinking back I wonder how much easier it would have been back when I was learning to ride a bike?
Funny thing is, I never in my life wore any type of a bike helmet for kids, no knee pads (and oh do I have scarred knees that are proof), or any other sort of protective gear. But one thing I did do and that was learn how to ride a bike.
One of the most important things you need to be certain of is this, make sure your child is ready to learn how to ride. They may want to ride, but are they ready? If you try to get them on a bike before they are ready, the experience can do more harm than good.
This being said, when most children express an interest in learning how to ride a bike, then they are ready. This will without a doubt make teaching your children how to ride a bike so much easier and lots more fun.
If you still think you want to learn how to teach them before you get them on a bike, then maybe you should watch this video.
Just remember, when they start riding their bike, you will quickly realize that they are growing up way too fast.