One of the challenges of living overseas is that sometimes your kids miss out on “normal” childhood experiences – and by normal, I mean normal to your culture.
Learning to ride a bike is one of these experiences. My kids spent lots of time on their trikes and red push cars, but the move to two wheelers has been long delayed.
Last weekend we went and bought the kids bikes. But they don’t make bikes sized for six year olds with training wheels. So we borrowed Lux’s bike and watched a great youtube video that shows how to teach your kid to ride in a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADkm4qkXAj8
It was an intense day! The boys took turns going up and down the street, pushing, gliding and finally pedalling, but by dinner time, they were both able to get on the bike, put their feet on the pedals and take off!!
Here’s Ethan’s first attempt with pedals!