Oh So Savvy Mom is giving away 5 Strider Balance Bikes and we’re getting in on the action! I had never heard of a balance bike before a neighbor’s child zoomed up to my front door riding one. I was intrigued… Was it a bike? or something better? I saw the familiar parts of a bike and wanted to know where the pedals were. She explained that a balance bike, well… helps to build…balance. It teaches children (recommended 1-5 yrs of age) to hold their own weight, center themselves and get a feel for riding. A bike with training wheels does not truly teach your child to ride a bike. I know this first hand, as on THAT Easter Sunday when my daddy took my training wheels off, I nearly ruined a neighbor’s new Mustang. ( I’m sure my daddy is cringing just being reminded of it) I spent the next several days, “learning” how to ride a bike. Sorry Dad!
The idea behind the balance bike is for the child to learn to safely balance on two wheels as opposed to starting them out on a tricycle or a bike with training wheels. Tricycles can easily tip over, scrape ankles and are difficult to pedal. Bikes with training wheels won’t teach your child handling skills.
You can read the full review of the Strider Balance Bike here.
My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes hast teamed up with us to give away 5 2012 ST3 Strider Bikes!!! By entering you have a chance to win One of Five Strider Balance Bikes. Enter using the Rafflecopter Form below. Ending June 24th, Open to US Residents Only.
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