With Christmas quickly approaching, there is much to be done. The biggest task I am facing is finding the perfect gifts for my kids.
Both of my kids have a lot of things already, and neither are really able to express anything specific that they want, so I pretty much need to use my best judgment to find things that they will be excited to get on Christmas morning, and that they will actually use regularly.
I am not looking for yet another plush toy or doll that will sit on a shelf collecting dust or another building toy that will lay around under foot, I want something special. A grand gift that is fun to use. It is also important that it be easy to use and, most importantly, SAFE.
I really want something active, to get my kids out of the house, in the fresh air getting exercise and taking a break form technology. That is why I was so excited to find a gift that fits all of the above criteria and more.
Strider Balance Bikes are perfect for learning to ride a bike. I had been leery about teaching my son to ride for a long time. Although he is 6 years old, he has never ridden a bike. He has autism, which added to my fear. He does not always follow directions well, and I was worried peddling would be too much for him.
That is why I got him the Strider Super 16.
The bike was so easy to assemble. The tires were already inflated and everything. The bike is ready to go in minutes, and it is very well made. I cab feel how smoothly it glides. I love the shape and the color. The hand grips are very good, I know my son will do wonderful on such a high quality bike. I can't wait to see his face and watch his confidence soar as he learns to ride.
Of course, the little princess is not one to be left out, so she will want a bike of her own. I thought of getting her a trike or something, but since balance bikes actually teach balance, and these Strider bikes are so safe and easy to use, I figured I'd let her learn on two wheels too.
I got her the ST-4:
She is going to feel so special when she has big kid bike just like her brother. She might be even more excited than he is. And I just might be more excited than both of them. I cannot wait to see their faces when they get these fabulous Strider Bikes. I wish I had something like this when I was a kid.
If you have a child on your holiday list, especially one that hasn't learned to ride a bike, then I highly recommend giving the gift of balance, exercise, confidence and fun, with a Strider Balance Bike.
*Although I received these at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*