Last night Ayub decided that he is, in fact, a dinosaur. And spent the evening…
Bikes for kids
I bought Ayub his first bicycle on his 3rd birthday. It’s a second-hand balance bike. Took him about 1 day to figure out how to ride it properly. He’s such a little athlete. But he’s never been able to use the pedals on his tricycle for kids that my mum bought for his eldest cousin a long time ago. He’d still push along with his feet and get bruises from the pedals hitting his ankles.
Anyway, when we went back to the hubby’s hometown a few months ago, Ayub’s grandparents had a kid’s bike with pedals and training wheels. After an hour of practice, Ayub was a pro. I half pushed him, half pushed his feet one by one so that he’s understand what it took to cycle with pedals. Stressful for me but he finally got it and spent the rest of the trip riding up and down the house.
I figured it was time to get him his own bike and since the hubby owns a bicycle shop I told him I’d buy a nice one from him. But the hubby refused. He thinks Ayub is still too little to ride a big boy bike. So I started looking online for bikes for kids. Cycling is such a good hobby and makes for excellent playtime for toddlers and children. Fun exercise. It’ll keep Ayub fit and active, while teaching him a little independence and fine tuning his motor skills, balance, strength and coordination. He’s such a little daredevil, he’s always looking for the roughest, toughest route to take. Jumping off pavements on to the road.
It’s only gonna be a matter of time before I go through the whole thing again with Sulaiman, who is actually developing at a much faster rate than Ayub did. He sits on Ayub’s battered old push car and tries to move forward by jerking his body back and forth. Terrible little munchkin.