Balance & Learning
In early age we begin to learn to develop a sense of verticality, going through stages like turning, sitting, crawling, standing and walking. The final result should be well coordinated walking, and a balanced and vertical posture with smooth, fluid motions. A well-controlled vertical posture and well-coordinated movement should be stable and of very good quality by the age of six to seven at the latest, when exams and tests at school often begin.
Kiddimoto balance bikes help children to learn balance, leading to 2-wheeled cycling skills. Learning to ride a balance bike helps them to be more aware of their actions and the consequences of those actions. Children who develop balance at an early age also develop confidence which will develop in other areas of their lives. Confidence allows children to learn faster.
Most children attend pre-school and then school from an early age and the routine of travelling to and from school provides an excellent opportunity for both individual and family exercise. With young children, an escorted twice-daily brisk ride may benefit both child and parent(s) as well as provide a positive parental role model for the child. With a balanced, enjoyable programme children can develop a repertoire of motor skills, achieve success at their own levels, and feel confident enough in their own abilities to want to pursue more active lifestyles.
Research and plain old common sense explains the importance of children doing regular gentle exercise. The most up-to-date health advice is that children under-5 should be physically active for at least 3 hours every day. This 'active play' should be enough to get the child's heart beat raised - that is, to make them 'huff and puff'. The easiest way to achieve this is to include active play as part of your everyday life and to make it FUN! Kiddimoto bikes are a fun and effective way of achieving this with your child.
Balance bikes teach your child to learn natural balance. Once your child has balance on a Kiddimoto, they own that balance forever. They can progress easily to a regular bike with pedals and continue a healthy, balanced adventurous life.