Did you just buy your child a new pedal ride on toy but are discouraged because they aren’t interested in riding it? This is relatively common and happens to many children. If your child refuses to pedal by making no attempt at all or makes just a half hearted attempt then you may have just a learning curve that needs to be crossed. It’s nothing to get alarmed about.
- Some children are intimidated by the feel of the pedal against their foot or are scared by the whole riding process. Try putting their feet on the pedals while you push them around on the toy. Once they see how much fun it is and feel how the pedals work, most children will make the effort to start pedaling on their own.
- Let them get the feel of moving the pedal both forward and backward. If they’re still a little scared once they start riding on their own, you can walk (or run!) alongside them until they’re completely comfortable.
- Pedal ride on toys come in many different styles. You may have bought a new tricycle, a fire truck, or a toddler bike with training wheels. Whether your child is 2, 3 4 or 5, their physical and neurological development can vary greatly depending on the individual child.
- Some kids are ready for pedal toys at an early age and some are not. If you try these suggestions and your child is still having some trouble you might want give them a little more time. They may need to mature a little more both physically and neurologically in order to feel comfortable with the toy.
In the meantime, you may want to consider some other options besides the pedal ride on toys. Wagons and ride on cars like the Cozy Coupe may be more appropriate for your children at this particular time. Just park the pedal ride for a little while and don’t worry because they’ll get the hang of all that pedaling before you know it!
Originally posted 2010-01-13 12:48:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter