In the past three years we have interacted with more toddlers and young children first hand than we ever thought we would. We have had amazing results and experiences introducing children to two wheels and learning balance, steering, leaning and instilling confidence from as young as 18 months old, as opposed stabilizing children, keeping them upright and rigid.
Storm Cloete is a die hard STRIDER Rider who continues to rider and race her STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance bike with pure determination, passion and pleasure. Storm is four years old and has a deficiency called rickets. Rickets usually occurs due to a genetic defect or because of a lack of vitamin D or calcium.
If your child can walk, your child can be a STRIDER RIDER! When your Child Can Walk unassisted then your child has enough strength and co-ordination to start playing with their STRIDER No Pedal Balance Bike. The Strider ST-3 or ST-4 No-Pedal Balance bike is suited to toddlers from 18 months to children of 5 years old.
You can teach your child to ride a STRIDER in 3 easy Steps
Children generally grasp the benefits of the STRIDER No-Pedal Balance bike better from a younger age. Those that have been on plastic push bikes, tricycles and other pre-bikes which aid the child may take a little longer to activate their core muscles and learn to balance as they have not yet learnt how to balance, and do not understand why they do not stay up if they do not put their feet down.