Monday, August 2, 2010

One Lucky Kid

The big brown truck delivered a special surprise for Noah today. It didn't take too long for Daddy to put together, even with a 3 yr old at the wrench and an inquisitive little helper in his lap.

TaDa -- A Strider Balance Bike! What's a balance bike, you ask? This:

Balance bikes, or tiny bikes with no pedals, seem to be all the rage in Toddlerville, if you believe what you read on the internet. The concept makes a lot of sense: let the kid run around with a set of wheels and learn balance and steering at his own pace, then throw in the pedaling later. They've piqued my intellectual curiosity for several months now, but not enough to get over the sticker shock. Why would I have to pay twice as much for a bike with half the moving parts? But when that same internet gives you one for FREE (!!!!) well, what's not to love?

Noah had fun on his first ride walk. You can google "balance bike" and watch video clips of kids coasting around to see what's hopefully in store for us. We're not there yet, but I'll keep you posted.

Much Thanks to Feels Like Home and Pedal Cars and Retro Collectables, who hosted and sponsored the giveaway that we were so lucky to win.

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