Thursday, July 31, 2008

just what is a LIKEaBIKE?

And why does my son love it so much? I first reviewed the LIKEaBIKE in June of 2006 on Boutique Cafe's Daily Dish. At the time my son was a little too young to truly test it out, and even last summer he didn't hop on it much. But this that's a different story so I had to feature it on today's edition of that's hot! thursday.

Our almost three-year-old lives on his LIKEaBIKE. That kid can cruise like no other. His little legs do a kind of Fred Flintstone-style motion as he picks up speed and then he picks his feet up to coast a while until the feet come back down to help him stop (usually just in time to avoid hitting the mailbox or the neighbor's car). He rides his LIKEaBIKE up and down the sidewalk, all around the driveway, and even decorated it for a 4th of July parade. That not-a-bike was the hit of the party!

The idea behind this "not a tricycle, not a toy car, not a bike with stabilizers, not a scooter" concept is this: by helping children as young as two years old become familiar with the experience of riding on two wheels, the transition to a "real" bike will happen without difficulty (and without training wheels). I can see this idea actually working as I watch little G coast, feet up, without falling over. He's got a heck of a lot more balance at his age than I do at mine!

Read my full review of the LIKEaBIKE here. You can visit the LIKEaBIKE website to learn more about this awesome product and check out their super cool looking Jumper. --Emily

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The jumper is not as cool as the wooden bike. the sattle is less comfortable for children.