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Visit any PedalYardTM to experience the fun and joy of teaching a young child to ride a bike for the first time. Between the ages of 2-6. Experience a unique “First Time” family memory as you and your child grow together and progress all the way to riding as a family. Our step-by-step approach allows children and parents/grandparents to learn at their own speed as they physically obtain the strength and coordination needed to ride a bike for the first time.
For families with kids not physically mature enough to balance PedalYard™ offers its unique Pedal Porch™, a safe family play space complete with inflatable couches, bicycle rockers until kids are mature enough to ride, art supplies and confidence-building picture books provided by partner, Books & Books of Coral Gables, Florida.
If you’re not close to a location click here to access our online portal which provide access to our “Step-by-Step Teaching Videos” so you can teach your child at home on your own time. Usually only takes a few session.
The PedalYard™ Philosophy is based on the simple fact that the earlier a child learns to ride and balance on a two-wheel bicycle, the greater the benefits.
Scientific research has shown that there are incredible lifelong benefits to early childhood bike riding. These benefits include increased feeling of accomplishment, self-confidence, coordination and physical fitness. Bike riding is a great way for kids to explore their world and learn about nature. Additionally, riding a bike helps children learn how to follow rules and directions.
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As we said, there are lifelong benefits to learning good balance at an early age by learning to ride a bike before the age of 6.
This skill can aid in athletic development and growth not only throughout childhood and adolescence. But lifelong balance skills are essential for falls prevention in older adults. Furthermore, those who develop good balancing skills early on tend to have better posture and less risk of developing musculoskeletal problems later in life.
This is because riding a bike requires the use of both sides of the brain, which helps to promote coordination and balance. In addition, early cyclists are often able to take advantage of the fact that their brains are growing and developing at a rapid pace. As a result, they are able to learn new skills more easily and effectively.
Ultimately, learning to ride a bike before the age of 6 can provide a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the playground. We touched on the benefits of early bike riding above, but there are countless more.
Here is what some leading child health journals have said on the subject:
Early childhood, particularly the first 5 years of life, impacts long-term social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development. Healthy development in early childhood helps prepare children for the educational experiences of Kindergarten and beyond.
Smart investments in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, and socio-emotional development of young children – from before birth until they transition to primary school – are critical to put them on the path to greater prosperity, and to help their countries be more productive and compete more successfully in a rapid changing global economy.
Healthy development in the early years (particularly birth to three) provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.