There is no better gift or present for a little boy or girl than a balance bike. They are easy to ride, provide lots of fun and they are prefect for kids who aren’t ready for a pedal bike. Balance bikes are usually for children aged from around 2 years (depending on size) up to 5 or 6 years.
This ride-on toy was one of the outdoor toys people could see on the 2010 American International Toy Fair in New York City. More than 30 toymaker offering balance bikes in the range of $75 to $450. Just a few examples:
Wishbone 3 in 1 Original Bike
Unlike any other balance bikes, the Wishbone bike evolves with a child’s different stages of development. It starts at age 1 as a trike, converts to a running bike as the child grows, and by four to five years old, the ‘wishbone’ frame is flipped, making the Wishbone Bike one of the largest balance bikes on the market. The generally run around $250 on Amazon.
Smart Gear Classic Balance Bike
This wooden Training Bike offers the most effective, fun and safe way for a child to learn to ride. Check these product features:
- Eco friendly wood harvested from a replenish-able source, formaldehyde free glue, non toxic paints and lacquer, carton is made from recycled paper with water based ink printing
- Children learn to balance and ride while boosting their confidence, no pedals
- Adjustable seat height to grow with your child
LIKEaBIKE Mountain – German Walking Bike
LIKEaBIKE is the perfect introduction to the world of cycling. It’s specifically designed to complement the motor skills of young children, teaching balance and control at a much earlier age than traditional cycles with training wheels. Give your child the earliest opportunity to explore its environment and discover new worlds with LIKEaBIKE.