Your 5 3/4-year-old: Trike to two-wheeler

Your 5 3/4-year-old: Trike to two-wheeler

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Your 5-year-old now

Is your child ready to trade the trike for a two-wheeler? Here are some questions to consider:

  • How coordinated is he? Cyclists need to balance, steer, turn, and stop while riding.
  • How is his balance? Can he skip and hop on one foot? Balance is not only crucial to riding, it's often the hardest part to master.
  • Can he ride a scooter without putting his feet on the ground? Kids are usually less intimidated by scooters and learn balance and turning without the fear of falling. If he's zooming along on a scooter, chances are he's ready for a bike.

For some kids who aren't well coordinated, training wheels are a good transitional step. Others skip right from three wheels to two.

Make sure your child's first bike is small enough that he can put his feet on the ground. It's a lot more comfortable — and less scary — to balance when you know you can put your feet down and stop at any time.

Also, as you're chugging along beside him, hold onto his shoulders rather than the seat. This allows him, not you, to correct any imbalances.

Emphasize safety from the start. Make a helmet non-negotiable.

Your life now

Many people have a "junk drawer" in the kitchen for odds and ends like tape, rubber bands, and other miscellany. One way to save time getting your child out the door is to create a "last minute" drawer or basket. In it, stock all those items you or your child inevitably wind up going looking for at the last minute: socks, hairbrush, headbands or ponytail holders, mittens, hats. Keep it on the main level of your home, not up in a bedroom.

advertisement | page continues below

Watch the video: Best Of Luck Nikki. Season 3 Episode 67. Disney India Official (January 2023).

Video, Sitemap-Video, Sitemap-Videos