Fear of falling off is what prevents many children from learning to ride a bike. With the Skuut Balance Bike, however, there is no fear of falling. Toddlers can learn to ride by balancing on two wheels while using their feet to propel the bike forward. There are no traditional pedals, and children feel securely balanced because their feet can actually touch the ground. If you’re in the market for a toddler balance bike, or if you didn’t know that you were in the market for one of these bikes but are intrigued by the concept, the Skuut Balance Bike is for you.
The two skills most needed by toddlers learning to ride bikes are balance and coordination. Unfortunately, these are two skills that toddlers are not known for! A Skuut Balance Bike solves this problem nicely. The only coordination needed is the ability to walk, and children learn to balance incrementally as they become more comfortable with the motion of the bike. Designed for 2-5 year old children, this wooden bike makes the transition to a traditional bike easy. In fact, the most difficult thing about mastering the Skuut Balance Bike may very well be learning to pronounce the name (it is skōōt, pronounced to rhyme with hoot)!
Skuut is superior to other toddler balance bikes. Its superiority has been recognized by numerous companies. Skuut has received the Toy Man seal of approval, was recognized as one of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Products, and won Creative Child Magazine’s Top Toy of the year award in 2008. It also has the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Most importantly, it has earned the praise of countless parents.
Your Skuut comes partially assembled, requiring only the attachment of the handlebars and seat, a process which should take less than ten minutes. Necessary tools are provided. The seat is completely adjustable from 13.5-16.5 inches, allowing for different sized children to ride. The bike is ideal for the majority of 2-5 year old children. Made of wood, the bike is light, weighing approximately ten pounds. When tired children are done riding, Mom or Dad can just pick up the bike and carry it home. The tires are made of pneumatic rubber and should be inflated to 20-25 PSI for the best shock absorption.
Because it is made of wood, your Skuut is designed to go the distance, whether you have one child or many. Although it is covered by a veneer, you should still store your Skuut out of the elements, as wood can warp if exposed to the elements for too long a period of time. The only maintenance you should have to perform on your Skuut should be the occasional tightening of bolts.
If you’re one of the many parents who puts off teaching your child to ride a bike both because of his fear and because it is such a daunting prospect, procrastinate no longer. With a Skuut Balance Bike, your toddler can teach himself to ride!