A tricycle is one of the basic ride-on toys that come in the life of children and they are quite excited to ride it. Teaching them how to ride a tricycle safely is not difficult at all. If you can teach table manners and counting to children, teaching them to use a tricycle is quite easier.
Aside from buying your kids musical toys at https://www.tinytinyshopshop.com.au/musical-toys/, kids also love ride-on toys because with them, they can move around to places. A tricycle is the easiest-to-ride toy because it doesn’t require the child to balance. Children enjoy pedaling and feel confident while moving on their stylish tricycle.
While you decide to buy toys, you will get a range of tricycles among which you can choose the most perfect one for your child and start teaching her/him.
Buy a perfectly fitting helmet and use it to protect your toddler’s head. The helmet should have straps that are secure. You should also buy well fitting pads for elbows and knees.
In the event of a fall, these three points i.e. head, elbows and knees receive the maximum hit and therefore they should be protected to avoid unwanted injuries. Also pay attention to whether the child uses these safety tools every time while riding the tricycle.
Make sure that the helmets and pads are well fitting and have secure straps because you don’t want them to come out while your kid is riding the tricycle and your child is bewildered because of which an accident may take place.
2. Test the Tricycle
Whether the tricycle you are planning to buy is fit for your kid or not cannot be decided if you don’t make your child try it. Don’t forget to give a test drive of the tricycle to your child from which you can find how comfortable your child is while riding the tricycle.
Firstly your child’s legs should comfortably reach the pedals and should not keep dangling above the ground because of short length. If that happens, you must go for a smaller model. Also check if the seat, handles and other components of the tricycle are top quality and have the best finish so as to save your child’s skin from getting scraped.
As described above, the size of the tricycle or any other Tiny Tiny Shop Shop’s push along toys should be perfect. Your child should be able to sit on it comfortably with her/his feet reaching the pedals without any difficulty. Now make them place both their hands on handlebars and both feet on the pedals squarely. Make sure the knees of your child are slightly bent and not fully straight while placed on pedals and peddling.
Since a tricycle doesn’t pose any issue regarding balancing, you can start pedaling lessons right away. Many kids take time to understand that as they move one of the pedals forward the other pedal will automatically follow and they try pressing on both the pedals together. This may cause some unwanted situations like the child standing on the pedals and falling down.
You will have to explain them to press on only one pedal at a time while the other one will move automatically. Most of the times, children learn this quickly and start enjoying the ride.
Sometimes kids don’t understand how to avoid obstacles by moving the handle away from it. You will have to explain them how to move the handle away. After a while, the kid will become an expert in riding through a number of items scattered around the space.
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5. Allow Ample Room
Find a large open, yet safe space for teaching your kid riding a tricycle. Such a space will eliminate the risk of the child bumping into an obstacle. A grassy space with no pits or trenches is ideal for this purpose.
With these tips, your child will soon learn to ride a tricycle and will have a great fun.