We bought our 4yo a bike for her birthday this summer. You know the kind – bright pink with tassels on the handlebars, a bag for important things at the front and a seat for baby at the back. She absolutely loves it, and her and hubby usually spend a good couple of hours each weekend learning to ride.
At first she was quite scared of it, especially the wobbly sensation when slowing down. In fact she’d rather fall off than remain on the bike while it wobbled a bit. Over the last few weeks though she’s really got the hang of it, and it’s been amazing to watch her confidence grow. She’s so proud of herself when they get back from the park or wherever it is that they’ve been. It’s also lovely for her and hubby to have a bit of daddy/daughter bonding time – a little activity that’s just theirs.