Friday, January 2, 2009

My Son Learns To Pedal a Bike

Here is a video of my son as he learned to pedal a bike at three years old. The bicycle was given as a Christmas gift by his Tita Rose and Ninong Ted. At first I thought it would take a long time for him to learn how to pedal because he got used to riding a twist car, where he only had to move the stirring wheel to make the twist car move, but I was surprised to see that after only a day of riding the bike he learned how to pedal.

You see, earlier in December, when we were in Tagaytay, we took our son to a place where they rented out bicycles and we spent almost an hour tthere but my son was not able to enjoy biking because he didn't know how to pedal. I though then that he was too young to learn to coordinate his legs to pedal.

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But, this video above shows how he learned to do so. So, I am really very happy for him. When he is ready we'll remove the small wheels on both sides of the rear wheel of the bicycle so he can learn to balance. I am truly excited for him because he is learning this early in his life. I learned how to ride a bike when I was about 9-10 years old. But he is doing it at three. That's exciting!

Jeff

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