An amazing thing happened once we got our trail-gator hooked up and our 4 yr old boy started riding with us...he got up enough confidence in his balance to try his 12" bike without training wheels. And he can do it! Now our problem is just getting him started. I have to hold his bike and give him a little push...I've tried to teach him how to get his pedals just right and push off by himself, or start on a hill and coast then put his feet on the pedals, but either I'm not teaching it right or he's not understanding my method. Likewise, if his foot slips off the pedal he won't just put it back on and keep going...instead he drags that foot on the ground and stops the bike. Any suggestions for teaching the little ones how to get going on their own??
Here he is riding in the school parking lot: