Tuesday, November 17, 2009
biking with isa
isa has really gotten the hang of her bicycle (with training wheels) lately and loves going out for rides. she's actually a little hard to keep up with on the sidewalks, hence the retro-fitted push handle, so we decided to head to the nature trail recently-- here she has more room to roam and no traffic or cross streets. she gets going pretty fast if you don't hold her back, so we are trying to get her to work on steering and balance just as much as speed! as much fun as this little bike is, we are thinking of getting her some sort of balance bike for christmas. the idea with a balance bike is that they learn to balance first, without training wheels or pedals, which makes the learning process faster, safer, and arguably more fun.
in the meantime though, this is pretty high on the fun scale! sylvi gets a kick out of going for a ride too and doesn't like to be left out. if you turn her around so that she can't see her sister, she starts kicking and grunting until she can see the action again!