Monday, October 22, 2007

0 Like-A-Bike bike for kids

You readers might be interested in something like this.

So you want to purchase a bicycle for your two year old. On one hand, you wonder whether he's even old enough to pedal, or remotely understand what the contraption is for and what is does. On the other, kids bikes out today aren't designed with learning patterns of kids, their biological motor control and skills etc. Here's an interesting product I found,called the Like-A-Bike bicycle, which is a wooden bike without pedals. Its a running bike, so your kid can experiment and learn what the thing does, and then hop on it and take it for a blast...actually running while seated to propel himself, and the idea is that at some point, he's going to have the confidence to lift his leg and learn the great lesson of balance.

I'm not sure how many product are out there like this, but from what I know, a lot of kids bicycles are not designed for 2 year olds. They have sharp edges, and no possibility of coasting. While rotating pedals, and in times where the kid doesn't feel like pedaling, he's bound to get hurt somewhere. Its a nasty situation, I say this is one of the best ways to get him to learn how to bike and balance. Then you can buy a better bike to wean him out of the old style.

An additional brand of bikes called Bokoo also has the same design, eliminating training wheels and pedals. It is designed in Germany. You"ll find these bikes on this website.


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