Bike to School Week BC (#bike2school) is coming up! Bike to School Week is a fun, free, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities.
This post describes 9 simple steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
In 1897 an 8-year-old girl, Virginia O’Hanlon, wrote to a New York City newspaper, The Sun, to ask whether there really was a Santa Claus. They assured her that there was. And not only did Santa Claus exist for Virginia, but he was a very smart Santa Claus, with the good sense to give Virginia the priceless gift of a bicycle.
An easy way to reduce the costs of keeping your family fit is to incorporate exercise into your daily parenting routine this summer. Invest in family bikes, find a free swimming pool, or check out the thousands of free parks available. It’s easy to get exercise for your whole family while saving money this summer.
Keeping your child active can be one of the most difficult parts of parenting. From walking and cycling to more niche activities, getting your little ones moving is crucial to development. Here are tips for getting your children active from a young age, as well as advice on how to incorporate exercise into their everyday routines. You’re (almost) never too young for your first bike!