Riding a bike used to be a favorite activity for kids. Today though, between smartphones and tablets, video games and the Internet, kids just don’t seem to be riding bikes as much as they used to. However, the younger you introduce your child to riding, the more apt they’ll be to continue enjoying their bike into their childhood and even into adulthood. Hands down, Strider Balance Bikes for toddlers are the best way to teach them to ride. In addition to being a great exercise for kids, balance bikes for toddlers can help turn your child into a Rock Star! Here are five ways a Strider Balance BIke for your toddler will help turn them into a Rock Star.
1. Confidence is Key
The hardest part about learning to ride a bike isn’t learning how to pedal, it’s learning how to balance and steer. Strider Balance Bikes for toddlers help teach them balance and steering by allowing them to propel themselves with their feet. They learn to steer and lean into turns just like downhill cyclists, BMX riders in a half pipe, or motorcyclists. There’s nothing better than seeing the face of a child when they figure out how to stride. If there’s one thing Rock Star’s are known for, it’s confidence.
2. Independence Rocks
Once your child learns how to balance and stride on a Strider Balance Bike, they’re part of a larger world. Your child now has the sense of freedom and independence that comes with two-wheeled transportation. The freedom that comes from riding a bike will stick with them for the rest of their life. Independence promotes critical thinking skills, which are very important for children. These skills enhance self-esteem and promote the ability to meet any challenging situation with ease and optimism. Developing independence skills will provide a number of benefits to your children including:
- A steep rise in confidence level and self-esteem
- An ability to solve problems that occur in daily life
- A compassion and love for others
- An ability to help others, when they are facing problem
- A better self-image and enthusiasm
- An increased happiness with themselves.
Now that your child is a Rock Star and striding all over the place, they’re bound to test the limits of what they can accomplish. They have confidence in their abilities, they have the independence to go achieve goals they set for themselves, and they have a sense of adventure fueled by their confidence and independence. Strider Balance Bikes help teach your child about the potential risks and rewards that come with riding. It’s true, there may be a few scrapes and bruises along the way; however, those scrapes and bruises are lessons for the future. Help them learn those hard lessons now, instead of out on the road in the face of bad influences.
4. An Amazing Sense of Adventure
Children have a seemingly endless imagination and sense of wonder. Once your child has the confidence and freedom that come with learning how to ride a Strider Balance Bike, they’re free to explore, to imagine, and to experience the world in a way that was previously limited by their mobility. We all remember our first bikes and how close they were to our hearts. We also remember the countless number of adventures we went on with those bikes. Once your toddler learns to ride on a Strider Balance bike, the door to adventure opens and your child’s imagination lets loose. Like the most successful Rock Stars, your child will know how to take in the sights in all those strange cities between shows and savor the different experiences.
5. They’re Part of the Strider Family
From the first time your child gets on a Strider Balance Bike to the day your child gives one to their child, they’re part of the Strider Family. Being part of the Strider Family means that you and your children have access to special events all over the country, even across the globe! Your child’s epicness continues to grow to Rock Star status as they become involved in official Strider events, learn competitiveness, hone their riding skills, and learn the value of good sportsmanship. Being part of the Strider Family means your child is changing the world for the better, one bike at a time, one stride at a time.
At Strider Sports, we have a passion for riding. We want to share that passion with the world. Strider Balance Bikes for toddlers not only introduce them to the world of two-wheeled transportation, but give them the confidence, independence, and ability to explore the world around them. These things inspire our kids to adventure—real, tangible adventure that they can’t find within the pixels of a smartphone. The confidence, self-esteem, laughs, giggles, new friends, and sheer fun that come from the Strider Balance Bike for toddlers sticks with them long after they’ve put the Strider away and moved on to a dirt bike, mountain bike, sport bike or motorcycle. That’s something they’ll take with them for life.
We know what you are thinking. “Wait, what? A balance bike can do all of that?” Yes! The life skill of learning how to balance a bike is one that propels your child in all facets of life, not just when they’re on a seat with the wind in their face. This is what drives our passion at Strider, we love inspiring kids to ride because we know what the power of two wheels can do for your child…it might just make them more than a Rock Star!