Teaching almost 7yo to ride a 2-wheeler

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Teaching almost 7yo to ride a 2-wheeler
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Thu, 07-23-2009 - 10:10pm
My dd is almost 7 and her two neighborhood friends recently learned to ride without their training wheels.
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 10:12pm

I have discovered that children who have scooters learn to ride a bike MUCH quicker!

Kathy

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:42am

You can have your dd push herself along the sidewalk on the 2-wheeler using her feet. As she gets a sense of balance, she can coast for short periods of time. From there she can begin trying to pedal.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Thu, 07-30-2009 - 6:10pm
I took my twins to the park this spring to learn.

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Registered: 09-21-2005
Sat, 08-01-2009 - 8:31am
We are at that point too...so I have no suggestions...hahaha

Valentine Bingo               

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Registered: 08-10-2009
Mon, 08-10-2009 - 8:12pm

THE BEST TRICK EVER!!!

I just taught my 7 yo how to ride in the park... On a grassy decline. In her words, "if I fall, grass doesn't hurt."

Find a grassy area with a slight decline, just enough that the bike rolls, but not too fast. It should lead into a flat area. Have them just focus on balancing at first. They may start to peddle on their own, like my daughter did.

I held on the first time, pretended the second time, didn't bother to pretend the third time, and by the fourth time, I told her that I wasn't holding on the last two times. She was biking on her own within 15 minutes, no joke!

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Registered: 09-21-2005
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 7:12am

::::hitting forhead::: Duh...it just clicked when I read your post..hahaha...I think we will head to the school yard...AS SOON AS THIS DARN RAIN STOPS !!! lol

Valentine Bingo               

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 6:50pm
That's an awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

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