Cycling is very helpful for children’s growth and development. Moreover, the exercise intensity of cycling is not large, which is very suitable for children. Cycling can strengthen the body and promote the development of children’s movement and balance ability. And often taking children to the park to ride a bike can also allow children to have more exposure to the outdoors and improve cardiopulmonary function. There are many benefits of cycling for children. But not every child is born to ride a bicycle, so they need the patient guidance of their parents. So how can you help your child learn to ride a bike? You can refer to the following methods, I hope it can help you.
- How to teach kids to ride a bike?
Step 1: Let the child sit on the cushion and press the toes against the floor. You can hold on to the bike and let your child sit securely on the cushion. And let the child hold the handlebars with both hands, while the toes should be on the ground. Allow your child to slowly find and maintain balance.
Step 2: When the child’s feet are raised, it is easy to lose balance and stagger. At this time, parents should teach their children to adjust to a vertical feeling, and then put down the foot on the side that is about to fall to maintain a controlled body balance.
Step 3: When the parent has supported the car seat, tell the child not to worry about falling and being injured. Let the child decide which foot to put on for balance based on the direction of the tilt. And you have to constantly encourage your child and build your child’s self-confidence.
Step 4: Let the child try to step on the pedals with both feet. The pedal position should be in the ten o’clock direction. When the child steps down with one foot, relax the other foot. At the beginning, it is best for parents to help push the car a little, and hold the car mat, and gradually let go when the car is balanced left and right.
Step 5: Repeat the exercise to start. Let your child start trying to get started on their own. Help your child stop after a short ride. Then do the starting exercise again. Do this repeatedly until the child learns.
Most importantly, don’t forget that teaching kids to ride a bike requires patience and encouragement from parents. Let your child learn to ride a bike now!