204/365: Balance Bike

Isaac is a verbal child. His language and comprehension skills are constantly surprising me. However, he is more than timid when exploring his physical abilities. So-when I saw that my friend Courtney had purchased her daughter a balance bike that was supposed to help kids with their balancing abilities, I had to investigate. It turned out to be something that I think will help Isaac tremendously and so I snapped one up from Kids Balance Bikes (free shipping, from my hometown of Portland OR and personal correspondence upon shipping- couldn't ask for much more!) and eagerly awaited its arrival. When the big brown truck delivered it Isaac was super excited to help me assemble it and immediately hopped on. He did crash once, but so far he is loving it and had the basic motion of riding it down within minutes. We'll graduate to outdoor riding soon. Thankfully there is a nice flat cul-de-sac just across the street.


Marisa said...

We took the pedals off Haley's 12" bike and lowered the seat to make a balance bike for Jack. I keep forgetting to take photos of it! Maybe I'll remember when he gets up from his nap.

I think the balance bike concept is amazing. So simple, but makes perfect sense. Have fun Isaac!

Courtney said...

Yay! I hope Isaac loves it!! :O)