During the summer term we're carrying out some research into the impact that learning to use a balance bike has on a child’s holistic development.
Bike riding promotes mental and physical wellbeing as well as co-ordination and balance and it requires good core strength. Children need to develop their core strength in order to be able to sit at a table and write. By using the body’s sense of balance children activate their vestibular system which is linked to positive emotions as well as physical development. Learning to ride a bike is a skill for life and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
We are so proud of the children's perseverance and determination as they progress towards independently riding and finding their sense of balance.
It will be a small step for them to progress to using pedals. Well done to all the children for taking part in our research, little and often definitely seems to be the key when learning to ride a bike.