Let Your Kids Ride a Bike While They Zoom In
At Lifehacker, we’ve already recommended that you create your own version of the $ 120 Peloton-style exercise bike (and our health editor tried this setup long enough to give it the seal of approval ). But if your young child already has a bike with learning wheels, you can create a similar version for him without spending a dime, and you can use it as a way to get rid of the worries while they zoom in in their kindergarten class.
Parent Julie Bredemeyer Fulkes figured out how to make a home exercise bike for her energetic kindergarten, Charleston, and was kind enough to share her talent with the rest of us on Facebook :
It’s literally just a bike with training wheels and a pair of adult sneakers. It looks like little Char is using some pretty good Nikes shoes – perhaps because of the shoe’s shape and strength – to stabilize her bike’s training wheels. (Instead, I would try the older, expired pair first and see if they fit.)
I suspect this is strategically placed on the back of the rug for the sake of friction. If you are working on hard floors, try placing a yoga mat or sturdy kitchen mat under your shoes to stabilize your bike. The goal, of course, is to stay put and not bump into their table. Test it first, slowly and surely, before letting them go their way through the math.
Fulkes reveals in her post that her eldest daughter Ella is now asking for a bike with training wheels for the same purpose. If your kids have already finished training wheels, but you were holding onto them for reasons that you didn’t quite understand at the time, you might consider converting their bike from a summer outdoor tool to a home virtual training bike. …
You can also get a local assessment of the option in use right now from people who think their kids no longer need learning wheels because they haven’t seen Fulks’ video yet.