6 reasons why every kid should learn to ride a bike.
According to Wolfgang Hohmann, Founder of Wolfi's.
Every child should learn how to ride a bike, Wolfgang Hohmann says. "Yes, riding a bike will come with some ups and downs, but once they really master it, the skill of riding a bike will last forever." Riding a bike is a skill that comes with many benefits. There are numerous reasons why learning to ride a bike is good for every child to do. Let’s take you through a few of them!
1. Cycling is a simple pleasure
Sometimes the simple things are the most rewarding things in life. Cycling is a fun activity that is always available once a child has a bicycle and learns how to ride. It's a free activity that they can enjoy with friends or family. President John F Kennedy once stated, "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
2. It keeps kids physically active
Many health institutions around the globe recommend that children engage in at least one hour of vigorous physical activity daily to stay healthy. In modern days, most children don't meet these recommendations. Encouraging your children to ride a bike at a young age will help establish a healthy exercise habit, which will likely remain for the rest of their lives.
3. Riding a bike benefits kid's mental health and learning
Riding a bike is good for the body and mind. Research shows that students riding to school on their bikes are more focused and ready to learn, than children who come to school in the back of a car. Creating opportunities for kids to make social connections and increasing happiness are directly linked with having regular physical activities like riding a bike.
"Riding a bike not only improves physical fitness, but it also benefits your child's learning development and mental health."
4. Cycling is a great family activity
Cycling is an activity that all ages can enjoy. Riding together creates a better bond. It's something for all family members, mums, dads, kids, and even grandparents. It's a healthy and fun activity, proper quality time. As long as the parents remember that it's a fun ride, not a race. Have plenty of breaks, so the little riders can rest.
5. It's good for the future of our planet
Teaching your kids how to ride a bike has good benefits for our environment. It could potentially decrease your number of car rides, which reduces carbon emissions. Less pollution and car traffic mean your community will become healthier, greener, and safer.
6. It's a great way of transportation
Wolfi describes bikes as "the ultimate vehicle for transport." And he's right. Once your kids grow up, riding a bike will become quick and easy transportation. If you teach them how to ride safely, they can go to school, sports activities, and even visit their friends in the community, all by themselves. And the best thing is, it saves you plenty of time as you don't need to drive them around in your car.
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