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In my experience, kids don't realise that they have to push hard at the start. It seems obvious (even "intuitive") to us, but not to them. On the balance bike, one can just push along gently, but this new bike is bigger and heavier, and the gearing makes it harder. So my advice is to encourage him with an enthusiastic "push hard" call. Or go further and ...


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I actually just taught my 5 y/o niece to ride without training wheels last weekend. First thing was that coming from training wheels she wasn't able to take off from being on her feet, rather the balance of the training wheels (which is easy). So baby step one was to hold her balanced on the bike during take off. My philosophy is/was just keep her mind off ...



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