A childs bike can make a big difference in your life if you let it. With technology becoming such an important factor in our day to day lives, we often lose focus of the more fundamental things in life. As parents and adults we have important work meetings, home chores and other stuff to keep our minds occupied. Yet, buying your child a bike is probably one of the best things you're doing to make a dramatic impact on your life.
Spending time with your child - The most important aspect of buying a childs bike is that in the beginning you will need to supervise them. You want to make sure that your child is as safe as possible. This will be the perfect opportunity to get to spend time with them outdoors and in an active environment. If you want to make it as fun as possible get out your old bicycle and join them in on the ride. You'll be able to plan picnics, outings and day trips to nearby parks or beaches. This time is important as you're able to bond with your children while still encouraging them to spend time outdoors and to exercise.
Fit, Healthy Children - Children are becoming so absorbed into computer games and television that sometimes parents wonder how their obsession even started. If you encourage your child to watch TV when you're busy cooking or finishing some work, this might be a trigger. Instead, buy your kid a bike and encourage them to go spend an hour or two on their bicycles in the back yard. By making cycling a fun activity instead of something that is boring, your child can become fit and healthy with only a few hours of cycling a week. Make sure that they realize the importance of spending time outdoors. If you encourage physical activity when your children are younger they are more likely to follow through when they are older.
Developmental Advantages - With specific balance bikes, that have been engineered specifically for younger children, the developmental advantages are absolutely astounding. Many children show a definite improvement in their balance, co-ordination, steering and even their confidence. Using a balance bike to help your child with their development is a quick and affordable way to do this. They will always need a good balance later on in life.
Despite what you believe a childs bike can make a dramatic difference not only in your childs life but also in yours.
ÂAbout the Author:
Melanie Thomas (CEO Melrose Kids Ltd) is a mother of two boys and lives in London, England.