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How do you teach your child to ride a bicycle?

  1. xanzacow profile image71
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    How do you teach your child to ride a bicycle?

  2. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    Very carefully telling your child you are there if he starts to fall, instill confidence in him, use training wheels, jeepers this is what I did with my daughter, my Dad taught me how, I had to fall a few times and after that I got the hang of it!! I miss my bicycle.  Take care

  3. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Training wheels attached to a bike your child's size.  Plenty of practice and eventually, take the training wheels off (after rules of the road, and braking, is understood).   If you have older neiborhood kids they can assist with role modeling, practice biking, and confidence building.  Good luck. 

    Oh--and ALWAYS have him/her wear a helmet.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    We used training wheels and pretty soon they are zipping all over the place and completely comfortable on the bike. Then after a few weeks or months (don't recall) we took the training wheels off and they could ride like champs.

  5. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    Riding bicycle is basically balancing.

    When you want to teach your child riding bicycle, ask your child to focus straight ahead instead looking down on the road or paddle.

    It works with my kids.

  6. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    We are using training wheels for the moment, and the kids are doing great qith their brand new bikes, sure that once we take them off there are bound to be balance issues and some falls, but practice makes perfect and I think kids pick up these things naturally... So, I would say it's just a matter of encouragement, being there and having a first aid kit around just in case. A helmet is also a good idea...

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    We used training wheels, with a little balancing help at first and when I took them off, my son was riding and to my knowledge only fell once.