Originally Posted by gonediesel
congrats! I can't wait until my daughter (just turned 3) starts riding. She uses a skuut bike fine but can't stand the transfer over to pedals with training wheels. She wants to use pedals but doesn't like the wobbly ride with training wheels. She doesn't know how to use pedals yet. We have a *** tricycle that she can barely reach the pedals on. I have to figure out a way to get her pedaling.
Remove the training wheels!
They are the instrument of the devil!
They should be banned
as an unnatural impediment to learning to ride.
We've taught 3-year olds to ride either by going down the pedal removal route, or using one of our walker bikes and then switching, usually easily, to pedal bikes. Sometimes just turned 3 is a bit early from the viewpoint of the neuromuscular co-ordination needed to co-ordinate the pedalling action.
However, if she wants to make the switch, try explaining that you're taking the pedals off to make it like her skuut bike to start off with. Then, when she's got used to the fact that the steering range is greater (does the skuut bike have steering limits built-in?), tell her she is ready for the big girl
challenge. If she's ready, she'll take to it like the proverbial duck to the wet stuff.