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Balance Bike – A Huge Help To Developing Balance In A Child

By Darell Brown

A balance bike is a great way for young child to learn how to ride a bicycle. While these types of bicycles do not traditionally have pedals, chaining crank sets, or even training wheels, they are a good way to get your child used to riding a bike. It can never be too early to get your child started on the path of being active.

Children love bicycles. They are fun to ride, and are a fun activity for them to do with their friends. A balance bike is good for a child that is too young to ride any other type of bicycle that requires pedals. Children as young as 18 months can effectively use a balance of bicycle and have fun.

With these bikes, children learn to be able to balance before they learn how to pedal. This is an essential skill for anybody to use, but for children it’s important for them to learn how to balance early on. A balance bike allows them to do this relatively easily, and it is a fun way for them to be able to get some physical activity while learning an important lifelong skill.

If you are wondering what a balance bicycle is, then here is an explanation: a balance bicycle is essentially a bicycle that has only the seat, handlebars, and wheels, which means it’s perfect for teaching balance.

In many cases, initially giving your child a balance-based bicycle can help them move immediately from this style of bicycle to a standard small two wheeled bicycle. It is a useful stepping stone to entirely skip the training wheels stage, which can lead to habits that will do hard for them to break free from later on.

There are two ways that you can get a balance bicycle. You can buy them specifically, which can find it just about any children’s or toy store, or you can make your own.

A balance bike is perfect for showing your kid how to ride a true bicycle.

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Brown, Darell "Balance Bike – A Huge Help To Developing Balance In A Child." Balance Bike – A Huge Help To Developing Balance In A Child. 21 Jun. 2010. 23 Nov 2014 <>.

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