Congratulations to Sarah #47 she won the Schwinn Bike!!
“My parents taught me how to ride a bike. When teaching my kids to ride I remain patient and tell them when they can ride without training wheels they can get some new gear for the bike, like a cool bell :)”
Summer means it’s time to hit the three B’s – Backyard BBQ’s, the Beach and Bikes! I think we can all remember learning to ride a bike, sure there were some bumps and bruises along the way but learning to ride a bike is a very important milestone not just in the child’s life but in a parents too! It’s a small piece of independence and boost of confidence when a child takes off without any training wheels and when you asa parent can let go of that seat. This past spring I taught my daughter how to ride her bike and now she is flying around the park, it’s a fun thing to watch! Bikes are also a great way to keep the kids active this summer, and now more than ever kids need to get up and get moving.
Savvy Sassy Secret: I taught my daughter to ride her bike on an empty baseball field and I swear this was the secret to my success. She was more comfortable without other kids and people around her or trying to stay on a narrow path. She was pretty stable to begin with but you can have them aim towards the outfield and try to get them to just make it to the grass. Then if they fall it’s a soft landing!
Then we found that just going around the baseball field in a circle with no pressure to come to a stop actually worked the best. She just kept going around and around and around! This gave her so much confidence and really helped her balance and eventually just come to a stop on her own without falling. I’m telling you, the empty baseball field is the secret.
Don’t forget the fun bike accessories like these helmets and knee pads!
We have a Schwinn Bike Giveaway!
One winner will win either the Schwinn Tiger or Tigeress toddler bike.
1. Who taught you how to ride a bike? or Do you have a trick to teaching a child to ride a Bike?
2. Tweet this giveaway:
” Get outside and ride! I want to WIN a kids Schwinn Bike http://bit.ly/ssmbikeme from @savvysassymoms “
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This giveaway ends at 11;59pm EST on June 28th 2012
This giveaway is for US Residents only